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They're still opening up shop here to avoid the steeper tariff.
No one goes into business for the purpose of hiring people.
They do it to make money.
Automation is going to chew you guys up.
Ron Paul knows his economics like no other
Are you slowly converting to socialism, bruh?
And to be fair, there's an entire branch of libertarians who also agree with the UBI.
They support it as a replacement for virtually all social programs since it would be cheaper and would dramatically decrease the size of governments.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
a reply to: Irishhaf
I'm glad you brought up the fact this administration is considering scaling back these tariffs for allies and friends. Who are these friends? What's the criteria? Will this include NAFTA that both Canada and Mexico, close friends and allies, are part of? The US has a deficit with many EU member nations so how's this going to work?
The entire basis of these tariffs falls apart once reality hits.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: Southern Guardian
The United States has always been relatively pro free trade as a nation. Its only instance of pure protectionism was Smoot-Hawley and the result of that was disastrous. Yet, looking at Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Denmark, Sweden and many others, trade clearly works. Before trade, China was a third world nation. Hong Kong, which has almost no natural resources, managed to become a powerhouse of economic growth rivaling the United States’ per capita rate, just by holding near universal open trade. Sweden which was in an economic downturn in the last two decades recently moved towards a more liberal policy on trade and is enjoying economic growth.
Which nations have protectionist policies? Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Western Africa. How are they better off? I rest my case.