When Ross Perot ran for president as a third party candidate in the 1992 presidential elections, he argued that free trade with Mexico would result in massive job losses in the United States because Mexican wages were so low. Which of the following is the best explanation of why few economists agreed with Perot?
A. Economists did not believe that any jobs would be lost in the United States.
B. Economists believed that the U.S. unemployment rate would rise.
C. Although economists agreed that in some areas the United States would lose jobs, they expected that the United States would gain jobs in other areas.
D. Although economists predicted that unemployment would rise, the increased profits of corporations would raise stock prices enough to compensate for the lost jobs.
(C) Although economists agreed that in some areas the... View the full answer