Trump’s war on NAFTA

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: Rene­go­ti­at­ing NAFTA

I un­der­stand com­pa­nies cre­ate many dif­fer­ent jobs, not just re­search and de­vel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of the fi­nal prod­uct but out­sourc­ing of com­po­nents as well. This may in fact cre­ate 250 new U.S. jobs for ev­ery 100 moved to Mex­ico.

But what is the qual­ity of these 250 new jobs? Some, like R and D, are very good jobs in­deed. But with au­to­ma­tion many out­sourced jobs may pay a lot less, with fewer ben­e­fits and less se­cu­rity. Is NAFTA as it is cur­rently set up a ben­e­fit, or a race to the bot­tom? Bruno Bar­toszewicz, Dun­nville

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