The Unbearable Lightness of Free Trade

In response to: Twenty-Five Years of NAFTA We need to keep the true justifications for free trade in mind as we assess NAFTA. More Responses Missing the Forest for the Trees on Trade by Julius Krein The American economy lost its competitiveness in part because of a trade-policy shift inaugurated by NAFTA. NAFTA’s Effects: A Mexican Perspective by Roberto Salinas-Leon Who could quarrel with a more stable Mexico? NAFTA: Veronique de Rugy’s Response by Veronique de Rugy The tiresomely familiar “decline” trope—it used to come mostly from the political Left, but now comes from many on the Right—is as unsubstantiated as ever. Read more: