In a January op-ed in The New York Times, Warren Buffett imagined what might happen in the United States if Republicans won the 2020 presidential election. “If we do not want anyone with business to run this country,” he said, “then let’s make it our business to do so.” In Europe, the “winners” for the European Union would be foreign investors: U.S. multinationals have been largely the reason why a turbulent continent has consistently elected conservative governments and presided over a vibrant growth story. But in the course of building a successful global business model for Apple, JPMorgan, Samsung, Google, and Facebook, the beneficiaries have had their pocketbooks increasingly broken by EU governments and international regulators, in favor of domestically incorporated corporations. Now Europe fears a continent-wide exodus in response to a new American president, a “‘big shift’ against the world’s biggest trading bloc,” as Dominique Moisi, a French strategist and historian, put it in the Financial Times. In a February 3 op-ed in the Guardian, Moisi points out that four-fifths of all cross-border investment in Europe in the last 20 years has gone through the transatlantic channel. “In the event of a Trump win, European leaders’ stress levels will be as high as yours, but they will suffer more,” he warns. “Europe’s survival would be at stake.”