Extra Credit Option 2
The Brexit vote symbolizes a sense of nationalism that is sweeping the globe. Opening borders to immigrant workers and free trade are viewed differently by recent leaders. For example, Donald Trump is calling for a re-write of NAFTA, trade sanctions on China because China is manipulating their currency to benefit their trade, and a fair rather than free trade policy with other US trading partners, particularly those in the Pacific Rim. What is his rationale for adopting such a position? Simple, to save American jobs. In this paper, you are expected to review the pros and cons of nationalisms impact on trade. What will happen to American wages, employment, and prices? Should more strict policies on immigration and free trade be enforced? Are there parallels between the Trump attitude toward trade and immigration and the British decision to LEAVE the EU? Also, provide your opinion on the issue.