Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Free Trade Is Just Like Technology: They Both Lower Prices, Expand Markets, Provide Jobs

Campaign season is just getting warmed up, but looking back on the primaries we’ve already seen plenty of the usual fare: candidates shaking hands, hanging out at diners, and scaring voters about foreigners who are taking your jobs.

Like technology, trade gives us more good stuff than bad — yet Americans are likely to cheer technology and fear trade. No doubt TV talkers and White House wannabes will keep stoking our fears of foreigners until voters and viewers stop buying it.


Drew Carey on Reason.tv