posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 11:39 AM
Well... err... not really.
We all have grown accustom to a certain quality of life. Such as cheap, abundant gasoline, cable television, inexpensive access to water, and so on.
This is largely based on the availability of resources. The US being such an expansive nation (expanding all the way to the Middle East), gets access
to things that are unavailable to other nations simply they don't have the access to raw materials.
The regional distribution the WSJ is largely one based on politics. A bunch of smaller states running the show inhibits the flow of resources.
Places like Texas and California (large land mass states) may fair OK, but they would lose out on other things that are unavailable.
There could be trade between the States -but then look at the EU, and realize that maybe it makes a little more sense to bind the groups together
since we're trading and crossing the border all the time anyway.
So largely, beyond shaking your fist in the air and shouting, "Damn liberals" what's the economic advantage to paying tariffs on goods made in New