Jen asked in Social ScienceEconomics · 1 decade ago

How has NAFTA impacted trade and employment?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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  • holdon
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    1 decade ago
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    wow, that answer is just stupid, true, but really short sighted.

    NAFTA has increased trade across all nations under it.

    I am not from America, but its true that low wage jobs have left the country, but more jobs have been created.

    I would assume the first response does not include all the products America sells into Mexico, which have boosted industries, like Agriculture, and anything to do with technology.

    This is what happens with trade, some businesses lose out, some gain, and consumers benefit on both sides.

    As a whole society is much better off, loses in one job area are made up elsewhere.

    Think off all the low wage jobs that computers have taken over, but all the new high wage jobs it has created.

    NAFTA has helped the middle class, not hurt.

    There are very few middle class jobs that go to Mexico

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  • 1 decade ago

    are you joking? OPEN YOUR EYES! NAFTA has given long time american companies incentive to leave the country to get lower wage workers. NAFTA in a very short time has almost destoryed the middle class.

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