Another open letter to Trump

Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Mr. Trump: Yesterday you crowed that you’ll renegotiate NAFTA to ensure that a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be paid for by Mexicans. I do wish that you’d make up your mind. You repeatedly complain that under current NAFTA rules Mexicans export to us Americans too many goods and services — an outcome that, you insist, damages the American economy. Yet your boast that you’re ‘going to take a small percentage of that money [from a renegotiated NAFTA] and it’s going toward the wall’ implies that Americans will receive Mexican-produced goods and services as payment for the wall.” (01/12/18)