The Corner

Free Trade

Jonathan, there are some similarities, of course, but I don’t think that it is possible to equate economic arguments over free trade in goods and raw materials with the case for free trade in labor. We could probably argue about that forever. More to the point, however, are the political distinctions (such as Rick’s “shirts don’t vote” ), our understanding of what the nation state is for, and one very basic question. We like to assume, however naively, that a country’s government governs in the interest of at least a sizeable percentage of its citizens. Which Americans will benefit from the Bush plan?