The US “shipping congestion” policy involves shooting themselves in the foot, leaving small businesses without the inventory to function and pay their employees.
Instead of a virtuous self-correcting system, which generates more goods and services, the parasitical classes grow and prosper.
As Afghanistan’s tribes eventually liberated themselves from the foreign imperialist yoke, with persistence over time guerilla thinkers can bring critical thinking and open debate back to Western society.
The separation of politics and business was very important to the success of North American business. Most companies were focused on business and excellence.
Could US foreign policy be any more short-sighted or more ethically bankrupt? Locking themselves out of a trillion dollar market over $9 billion of stolen lucre.
Westerners like the Catholic Inquisition believe that the only path forward for humanity is our own path. I’m not sure what the West can offer to the world at this point besides selfishness and dysfunction.
The CIA and by extension the Pentagon have a full map at all times of what Taliban leaders say to one another when there is a cellphone anywhere within audio range.