Originally Posted by Rohirrim
What we need is a little protectionism. The job of our government is not to uphold the free market ideology of global capitalism, it's to provide for the "general welfare" of the American people. Time to rewrite some trade policy and if the rich want to hide their assets offshore, they can take themselves and their families offshore as well. Bring the jobs home. If that disrupts globalism, tough ****. All globalization has done anyway is turn the third world into one giant slave labor camp on one end and a bunch of billionaires on the other.
I agree with protectionism so far as "slave labor" nations go. Free trade with China should've never been on the table. Unfortunately it's a little too late to put that cat back in the bag.
As for trade protections against other free nations... that's more counterproductive than anything.