November 10, 2009 · Leave a Comment
Import competition can throw Americans out of work. Even advocates of free trade like me will readily acknowledge that fact. And nobody needs to remind the people of Hickory, North Carolina.
On the front page of the Washington Post this morning, under the headline, "In N.C., damage not easily mended: Globalization drives unemployment to 15% in one corner of state," the paper reports in detail how the people of that community are struggling to adjust to a more open U.S. economy: