Well, wait a minute, if we stopped exporting all that beef, then the beef farmers, ranchers, feeders and processors would need to offset that loss with domestic dollars. The overall history favors open trade and export, which returns capital to America, the having it be all based entirely on a domestic market. The same goes for pork, fish, poultry, grain etc...we are huge exporters of rice, corn, wheat to all over the world. Japan eats a lot of American pork and barley. We make more then we spend in that regard.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."