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If you care about trade, the 2016 election has been a disaster. “A CBO economic literature review found studies ‘concluded that NAFTA’s effects on the size of the labor market and net changes in total U.S. employment each year have been small,’ while boosting productivity and output. Why Hillary Clinton did not effectively argue this […]
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Politicians regularly claim that the trade pact has cost American jobs, but nearly all objective economic studies of it have concluded that its net effect on employment has been negligible.

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