Monday, February 2, 2009

New Wave of Protectionism Threatens more Jobs than it Will Create

Global backlash expected from new proposed US "Buy American" Mandates


  1. Hmm. I don't really know what I stand on the whole free trade thing. I believe that protectionism would not be a wise move, but on the other hand, sending all our manufacturing jobs overseas is part of the reason we're in such a mess to begin with. Perhaps the whole Buy American thing should be more of a citizen thing rather than an actual government policy.

  2. We should be the one to regulate trade through the free market. We are all acting as "mini" regulators, deciding who thrive, and who fail. Competition breeds excellence and gives us more and better choices.