There are two economic based questions below and I expect economic based answers. I realize there were political aspects and wrangling over these topics but I want discussions focused on economic factors. Essays and responses are not to include definitions, historical perspectives, talking points, or personal attacks. References to individual must include a title where applicable, i.e., President Clinton, not Bill Clinton or Vice President Gore, not Al Gore. Your essay must be posted to BB by 11:59 p.m. Central Saturday and you must post at least two substantive replies/critiques of other student submissions by 11:59 p.m. Central Sunday.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came to fruition in 1994. For your discussion essay, thoroughly answer at least two of the below questions.
- How is it doing now?
- Compare and contrast some of NAFTAs good and bad points.
- Was it a good agreement for the American worker?
- Was it a good agreement for the American consumer?
- How did implementation of NAFTA impact the United States balance of trade and trade deficit.
- If you were the sole decision maker for the implementation of NAFTA, what would you have done and why?
Congress authorized fast-track powers for trade deals to President Obama the end of June 2015. For your discussion essay, thoroughly answer at least two of the below questions.
- What do you see as short-term and long-term trade effects?
- Compare and contrast some of the good and bad points of the fast-track process.
- Is fast-track good for the American worker?
- Is fast-track good for the American consumer?
- How will implementation of proposed trade agreements impact the United States balance of trade and trade deficit.
- How will pending/proposed trade agreements impact union labor?
- How will pending/proposed trade agreements impact employment?
- What sectors will be benefited?
- What sectors will be impacted?