I don't get why anyone wouldn't want free trade. It could effectively lower costs for everyone and take advantage of a worldwide economy.Originally Posted by birtikidis
So we have to compete with billions of people for jobs. It's a net positive if we can adapt. It frees up the enterprising people in America to start businesses and lifts everyone out of menial jobs.
At one time 98% of Americans made money farming. Then along came the industrial revolution and farming was around 2-3% of our economy 100 years later. And everyone had so much more post industrial revolution.
Once we tear down borders and think of people as people and work together in a world economy, we'll all be the richer for it in the long run.
The internet has effectively broken the barriers between countries and languages and culture. It's only a matter of time until governments catch up to the walls that have already been removed between people.
I say send jobs to India, Brazil, China, Russia, etc. A rising tide lifts all boats. The economy is driven by the consumer. 70%. The richer all the people in the world become, the more money that will drive the economy and we'll all be better off for it.
I hate the idea of nationalism. There's really no reason 3rd world countries shouldn't have the same opportunities that we do.
Gov'ts around the world just need to get out of the way and let people prosper.