Free Trade

Free Trade

by Ann Aubrey Hanson

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores numerous aspects of free trade, including how does free trade affect the US economy, how does free trade impact developing countries, what is the effect of free trade on human rights and labor regulations, and what are some issues surr; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737760552
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 How Does Free Trade Affect the US Economy?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Free Trade Boosts US Exports and Creates American Jobs Bill Reinsch 22

2 Free Trade Leads to American Job Loss Robert E. Scott 28

3 Removing Barriers to Trade Is Essential to a Sustained American Economic Recovery Daniel J. Ikenson Scott Lincicome 37

4 Trade Restrictions Protect American Workers and Help Restore the US Economy Ian Fletcher 49

5 Incentives for American Manufacturers Boost US Prosperity and Global Trade Competitiveness Devon Swezey 58

6 Protectionist Manufacturing Trade Policies Undermine American Competitiveness in the Global Marketplace Matthew Jensen 65

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 70

Chapter 2 How Does Free Trade Impact Developing Countries?

Chapter Preface 72

1 Free Trade Promotes Socially Progressive Values and Reduces Poverty in Developing Countries Daniel T. Griswold 74

2 Free Trade Policies Create a Culture of Crime and Devastate Impoverished Countries David T. Rowlands 86

3 Balanced Free Trade Can Reduce World Poverty and Threats from Climate Change Nicole J. Hassoun 93

4 Free Trade Agreements Fail to Adequately Protect Workers' Rights or Reduce Crime Robert Valencia 103

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 109

Chapter 3 What Is the Effect of Free Trade on Human Rights and Labor Regulations?

Chapter Preface 111

1 A Social Safety Net Is Needed for US Workers Displaced by Free Trade Agreements R.A. 114

2 Obama's Free-Trade Victory Threatens 2012 Prospects Roger Bybee 119

3 US Labor Unions Interfere with Job Growth in a Free Trade Economy James Sherk 128

4 Free Trade Agreements Threaten the Lives of Labor Activists in Developing Countries Michelle Chen 141

5 Free Trade Agreements Have Failed to End the Exploitation of Child Laborers Max Fisher 147

6 Free Trade Is a Fundamental Human Right Samuel Gregg 153

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 160

Chapter 4 What Are Some Issues Surrounding Free Trade and the Global Marketplace?

Chapter Preface 162

1 Protective Trade Policies Are Needed to Prevent Global Economic Collapse Peter Wilby 165

2 Stimulating Market Demand Is the Best Way to Ensure Recovery from Global Financial Crisis The Economist 172

3 Flexible Trade Partnerships Attract More Global Stakeholders and Offer Greater Investment Return Meredith Kolsky Lewis 178

4 The US Economy Must Recover for the Global Marketplace to Succeed William Greider 188

5 Trade Imbalances Must Be Corrected to Ensure Global Prosperity Simon Tilford 200

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 208

For Further Discussion 209

Organizations to Contact 212

Bibliography of Books 219

Index 222

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