Today's column focuses on another aspect of Donald Trump's address to the UN, his argument that free trade agreements reduce the number of U.S. jobs. Let's consider Trump's comments on trade, with a focus on NAFTA and U.S. jobs. FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: According to Trump, "For so long, the American people were told that mammoth multinational trade deals .... were the best way to promote their [country's] success. But as these promises flowed, millions of jobs vanished."
Donald Trump's address to the United Nations on Sept. 19 focused on many political issues that have clear economic implications. Let's consider the economics of these topics in two separate columns in the River Falls Journal. 1."Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure."