Sorry for the post title, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity. You should hear my schtick about the Port of Portland (or the Taco of Tacoma...it gets worse from there). But, in addition to being incredibly funny, the post title makes a vital point about the ways we need to think about international trade policy. One of the points I made during my interview for last week's Crosscut article was that people have a disconnect when they think about trade. They love exporting but they hate trade...even though one is a part of the other! I think that what they're really saying is that they fear importing, which they translate as "stuff that used to be made by American workers whose jobs were shipped overseas so that the same stuff could be made by cheap labor." In reality, however, importing actually creates a lot of jobs, especially for our state.