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Steven Drapkin Anti-Globalization Topic: Economy Argument: NAFTA Word Count: The economic implications of globalization can be witnessed by the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and its toll on Canada, the United States, and Mexico. 14 years after the initiation of the agreement, the attempt to make the economies flourish with free trade amongst the three countries has failed and has had reverse effects. NAFTA was an agreement to facilitate a free trade zone among Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The agreement was put in place in hopes of encouraging economic growth in all three nations. After difficult negotiations and much opposition, the agreement was signed and went into effect in January, 1994. Over 10 years later the effects of the agreement may be witnessed. President Bush at the economic forum in 2002 said that “trade means jobs. More trade means higher incomes for American workers.” In certain respects that may be true, however, because of the lower cost of employment in countries such as Mexico, jobs would be outsourced.
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