You just read two very different outlooks on trade protectionism from the Charleston, S.C.Post and Courier andNewsday. Using what you’ve learned about past protectionist tariff events and historical trade restrictions, consider the two points. Then, in a short paper, take a position. Which do you agree with: that America has allowed globalization to weaken its economic position or that free trade is the key to economic growth and recovery everywhere?
In your paper, analyze both positions critically, pointing out where you agree and disagree with each position and why. Then support your conclusion about which position is stronger, using data and examples from past trade conflicts/tariff events.