Argument: Free trade creates economically beneficial competition

Issue Report: Free trade


  • Daniella Markheim. “Why Free Trade Works for America”. Heritage Foundation. April 16, 2007 – “As today’s global economy offers unparalleled opportunities for the U.S., continuing to expand trade by lowering barriers to goods and services is in America’s economic interest. Freer trade policies have created a level of competition in today’s open market that engenders innovation and leads to bet­ter products, higher-paying jobs, new markets, and increased savings and investment. Small business, a critical component of the U.S. economy, creates two out of every three new jobs and accounts for about one-quarter of America’s exports.[6]”