They’re never going to believe this but it is true all the same:
The existence of Walmart is positive sum for Americans. That’s why so many of us go shop there. The existence of imports is positive sum for Americans. That’s why so many of us buy them. And just as insisting, as some areas of the country do, that Walmart will never be allowed to sell nice cheap stuff there makes those areas poorer so too does insisting that imports will never sully our purple mountains make all the inhabitants of the fruited plains poorer.