What should Trump do about NAFTA?
(North American Free Trade Agreement)
The debate over trade agreements is a much bigger issue than one might imagine. Since WWII and the institution of the United Nations world leaders have agreed to “progress” in the direction of globalization (an effort to create an integrated, global marketplace). What started off long long ago as trade among travelers, explorers and merchants engaging in trade of their specialized goods and services in mutually beneficial exchanges has morphed into a highly regulated international bureaucracy, growing in scope and power, tasking itself, among other things, with facilitating “free trade” among nations. One of the ways in which the international bureaucracy seeks to create a harmonious economic global marketplace is by regionalizing territories (such as we have seen in the European Union where economic integration has occurred via policies of open borders, common currency, membership fees, international tribunal and official bureaucratic headquarters in Brussels) . NAFTA serves as an attempt at regional economic unification in North America.
Generally speaking, support for trade among nations is universal. Trade is one of if not the best mechanism for uniting the human race through mutually beneficial, commercial exchanges. However, complexities arise when ...