American Jobs

General by Adam on 2005-08-18 04:37

Do you support government policies which protect American jobs? If so, why?

There are two possible reasons to support trade protectionism, as such policies are called. Either…

1. You believe that Americans are in some way more worthwhile as human beings, and thus deserve any given job more than someone of equal qualifications who lives in another country.

or

2. You believe that Americans are in some way lazier, dumber, or otherwise more incompetent than someone living in another country. Thus they cannot be expect to compete fairly for employment.

It can only reasonably be one of the two. If you believe neither of these statements, then there is no reason to support trade protectionism.

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