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Free Trade Cheats Americans

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:38 AM
Ms Schlafly, it's a complicated world. Seeing the ultimate, big-picture relationships can be difficult. But it is not impossible. If you use microcosmic thinking you can see that what you say defies common sense. Read Adam Smith. One thing that often obscures reality is that there is no free market. That ideal doesn't even exist in "free" countries, and, as you know, the U.S. is no longer among the most free, but has slipped behind Singapore, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia, and others. So your economist friends are having trouble discerning the forest because of their focus on the all too numerous trees.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:54 AM
Don't overstate your case, m'friend. The free market exists everywhere in every country on every day when two individuals engage in free exchange in the absence of corecion and it works beautifully to mutual benefit in every case. That government then interferes such that there is no country with a truly free market exists is certainly the case and the economy of each country suffers in direct proportion to that interference, but the free market still works in every case it is permitted to function.
The re-election of Barack Obama hasn't done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it will. America now has 23 million people who want a full-time job but can't find one.

Obama doesn't think American citizens or businessmen create jobs. His Jobs Czar, Jeffrey Immelt, recently said on a television interview referring to China, where he has outsourced General Electric's light bulb plants, "state-run Communism may not be your cup of tea, but their government works."

In his first presidential debate last year, Obama claimed that passage of free trade agreements with South...