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Buy American/Hire American Policies Will Backfire

Buy American/Hire American Policies Will Backfire

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Any project funded by February'€™s $789 billion stimulus package is meant to use only US made steel and manufactured goods. Any financial institution receiving bail out funds must give preference to citizens. Will these policies backfire? Opponents say these policies will have little direct impact on job creation, and could have very harmful repercussions by triggering a global trade war in which each country seeks to '€œbeggar its neighbor'€ in a vicious cycle of economic decline. Proponents argue that these policies focus taxpayer money to yield the biggest benefit for American families, they help American business to compete with cheap foreign labor, and that governments the world over already favor their domestic industries. Are we subsidizing the inefficient, or sparking a much needed boost to the economy?

Arguments For
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Economist December 18
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Economist March 28
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Irwin M. Stelzer March 9
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Remarks by Thomas J. Donohue May 20
Monday, February 1, 2016
Gary Clyde Hufbauer
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Uri Dadush March
Monday, August 1, 2016
Claude Barfield
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Ian Bremmer May 1
Monday, January 12, 2009
Aaron David Miller
Arguments Against
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Michelle Applebaum July 1
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Peter J. Visclosky
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Interview by New York Review of Ideas June
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Ha-Joon Chang December
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Robert E. Scott January 30
Buy American Provision
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
New York Times February 11
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Anthony Faiola March 10
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
David E. Sanger February 5
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Anthony Faiola January 29
Major Trade Theories
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Steven M. Suranovic March 8
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Steven M. Suranovic July 31
Protectionist Policies
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Reuters March 27
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Chad P. Brown July 23
Unintended Consequences
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Alan Wirzbicki September 3
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Emelie Rutherford September 1
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bloomberg News August 10
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Mark Drajem August 6
North America
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Lee Hudson Teslik July 7
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Annys Shin August 11
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Allan Gotlieb June 27
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Zack Hale June 16
Friday, May 15, 2009
Anthony Faiola
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Globe and Mail February 27
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Ken Neumann February 10
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Jennifer Loven August 9
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Greg Hitt
China
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Irwin M. Stelzer July 17
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Simon Tay July 1
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Economist June 26
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Reuters February 25
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Mei Fong February 25
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Dan Steinbock February 17
EU
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Alistair MacDonald March 5
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Michael Huther February 25
Jobs
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Aaron Bernstein December 6
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Moira Herbst February 6
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Paul Danos
Globalization
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
The Washington Post March 5
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Rawi Abdelal
Trade Numbers
Trade Imbalance
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Peter Coy February 4
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Michael Pettis May