The trade imbalance with China is because CHina manipulates their money illegally, along with dumps. What happens if they free their money the way that they were supposed to back in 2005? Well, it would overnight stop the imports.
Greed? You think that America is any more greedy than any other nation or their top ppl? Give me a fucking break. Our top 1% is just as greedy as your top 1%. The real difference is that our top 1% does not have regulations on them to keep the work at home. Nor do they have a gov that helps them keep it at home by manipulating money as well as massive subsidies for them to dump on other nations.
And being the largest consumer of resources? Not even close. Hell, CHina now burns 1/2 of all coal on this planet. They import and burn far more than America does.
It gets old when ppl make up BS about others with nothing to back it up.
And yeah, I think that you know that.