No, like Nero, we fiddle as our trade deficit burns a hole in our economy. And at last we have to suffer in the ignominy of the knowledge that it is Argentina, not the USA (nor Brazil for that matter) that is the worlds number one exporter of footballers:
Argentina sold more than 1,700 players last year, almost 300 more than Brazil.
Argentina's trade has grown by almost 800% in five years after European clubs eased restrictions on foreign players.
Last year the football player export business was worth $117m (£74.5m) to Argentina.
A total of 1,716 Argentine players were sold, compared with 1,443 sold by the next biggest provider, Brazil.
Trade growing 800%! $117 million! C'mon Washington, we need a soccer trade policy and we need it now!