Robert, you are correct on the facts, except (IMHO) you are wrong on the reason Trump was elected. Since the dawn of civilization, the low-price imperative has ruled in the marketplace, which gives the advantage to the unscrupulous and corrupt. You're a very clear-headed economist, so you know this is true. As a consequence, the added costs of sustainable practice, including good stewardship, have often been ducked.
A real part of that unfortunate advantage is the worst of humanity gets the edge on reproducing itself, and the consequence of this edge is an exponential growth in the presence of genes that favor the unscrupulous and corrupt. Of course there are still many mostly-decent people around, and we try to understand what's going on so we can prevail. In this regard, it's important that we not misidentify the main problem as simple foolishness or ignorance, although that's not an insignificant factor.
Donald Trump suffers from an incurable psychosis called malignant narcissism, which has been well-described as the essence of evil and the most dangerous and destructive pathology (see E. Fromm "On Narcissism"). When we misidentify what's going on as a variety of misunderstanding then we focus on education and on each issue separately. Instead, let's work together to get everyone behind removing him from office asap. And let's engage in the serious deep economic reform needed, such as Reconomy. You are a gifted leader, and I'll back you on either or both efforts.