Silk Road was historical superhighway of sorts
The Silk Road was the super highway to history, sort of like the original Walmart. The Silk Road was named for the stuff expensive pajamas and lingerie are made of, which explains everything. Though it could have been named the Cinnamon Road. Or the black powder road. Or the apple road, rhubarb road, asparagus road. As for corn, squash and pumpkins, they went the other way.
When presidential candidates talk about too many imports, they need to understand the Silk Road has been around somewhere of 2,000 years, probably pushing 3,000 years. If not container ships but tonnage, tariffs and temptation all the same.
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