It’s an enduring criticism of financial journalism, and business in general, that it often fails to make a direct enough link between financial markets and everyday life as experienced by the majority of citizens. It’s not entirely unfair criticism and it’s arguable that this failure is behind much of the distrust that exists between the wider community and big business in particular.This may explain some of the noises about motorists protesting against fuel prices, as if this is something that can be engineered by any particular government, when it’s driven by a variety of factors from higher international oil prices and a weakening currency since US President Donald Trump embarked on his foolish path towards a global trade war with China and others.The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that the value of trade covered by Trump’s economic wars will break through $100bn this week and that could easily jump to $1-trillion over time, with dire consequences for the world economy.The t...

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