You don't understand what a straw man is then.I don't have to provide links, because we are not arguing whether or not the international trade ratio is used by economists to measure independence; that is simply your strawman.
You dont seem to understand what you read. That is if you read it.You produced nothing of relevance. I bet you didn't even read the articles posted.
From the Heritage Foundation:
This article clearly states that other nations are dependent on the U.S. to purchase their goods and services.
The NY times article does not address the topic.
You didn't even read them!
Wrong. A country that ENGAGES heavily in global trade will have a higher intl trade ratio. This has nothing to do with whether its economy is dependent on that trade.As stated, less than 25% of the entire U.S. economy depends on international trade. In comparison to Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Turkey, The U.K., Indonesia, France, Austria, Spain and Venezuela, we are not as dependent on international trade.
A country who depends heavily on global trade will have a higher international trade ratio. You may admit your error, there is no shame.
So I've made no error. All I have to do is point out that you haven't proven anything. All you've done is claim victory, which is not the same as having achieved it.