Unformatted text preview: oat and America has the money. America is more wealthy because it has both the coat and the money. Abe Lincoln Counterpoint: Money is not wealth in and of itself,
it merely facilitates trade. If America sends dollars to
England, England will eventually use those dollars to
buy American goods. If we don’t buy goods from
other countries, then other countries will not be able
to buy goods from us. Point: Protecting businesses from
Point: foreign competition preserves American jobs. Counterpoint: Few are helped by protective policies, but they are more visible and more vocal than the many who are hurt. Protecting jobs in import competing industries raising prices to consumers and costs jobs in industries that use imported inputs. America and consumers pay dearly each time protectionist measures “save” jobs. Point: Protecting American businesses from foreign competition does potentially preserve American jobs. 1. Restrictions on imported steel in the 80s saved 17,000 jobs in the steel indust...
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