Over the past few weeks, no less than three people I know have advocated a return to American isolationism to varying degrees, such as advocating Feed America First, which leads me to bring up a hypothetical scenario, based on one of their discussions:
America shuts off all governmental foreign aid and money to other countries (since you can’t really stop a private charity from giving without getting more fascist than I want), whether humanitarian or for political reasons, closes all overseas bases, brings all the troops home, and just in general doesn’t interact with the rest of the world at all except through the internet and such. All of our energy and money is focused inward on our problems at home. What would happen?
This is not a view I agree with (well, I do think we could give less out and look more at home) but it is a verbatim idea of one of those three people, and I was curious about the outcome.