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  •  thanks for the links. (0+ / 0-)

    I also wonder what the impact was on the Mexican and Canadian economies and their workers.

    "Okay, until next time. Keep sending me your questions, and I will make fun of you... I mean, answer them." - Strong Bad

    by AaronInSanDiego on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:31:56 PM PST

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    •  Pretty strong benefit to Mexico, effect on Canada (0+ / 0-)

      about the same as on US.

    •  This is what drives me crazy. The link to (0+ / 0-)

      the American Economics Perspective was a 2001 article.  Here is a more recent look at NAFTA's effect on our economy.

      To say it had a positive effect on our economy is misleading.

      The US goods trade deficit with NAFTA was $94.6 billion in 2010, a 36.4% increase ($25 billion) over 2009
      NAFTA benefited a select few, but its effect on the manufacturing industry was devastating.  I saw the results.  In the industrial area of the north, many plants were closed because of NAFTA.  Some areas looked like ghost towns.

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