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Myth 1: Imports kill jobs; Myth 2: Exchange rates drive trade; Myth 3: A trade balance is a national matter; Myth 4: A trade "deficit" is "bad:; Myth 5: Foreigners finance America's trade deficit -- These commonly held concepts of trade balances are based on 15th-century accounting techniques. Politicians misled by these outdated ideas have made cheap, vote-grabbing protectionist policies that reduce to "saving jobs by fighting unfair imports." One result of such sophistry has been two senseless world wars. The paradigm has to move in to the 21st century: a first step is to include multinational corporations' incredibly successful overseas activities when calculating trade balances. Enzio von Pfeil invented this approach in 1987 and has been applying it publicly in his research and in the press since. His key message is that if politicians keep using simplistic protectionist policies, they are courting retaliation in the countries where they operate, thereby nurturing terrorism as...