Paul Krugman, blogging on Trump’s half-proposal for a border tax:
To be fair, these tax-and-trade issues are kind of two-ibuprofen stuff at best. But confusions persists even longer than usual when they serve a political purpose.
For the record, ibuprofen was discovered by Boots in England. Paracetamol is basically German, as was the synthesis of aspirin, the active ingredient of an ancient herbal remedy known to the Sumerians. The opioid painkillers are also of great antiquity. With only an all-American pharmacopoeia, you would just have to endure your trade headaches.