March 8, 2016
Wow, this sounds like something my husband would write…
Not Arnie, but Kurt Schlichter:
Free trade is great, in a macro sense. It sure helps enrich the donor class. But go tell the guy who lost his $25 an hour job because NAFTA let Carrier move its air conditioning plant to Mexico about Milton Friedman’s “Free to Choose.” What’s he free to choose? Long-term unemployment? Making a fake Social Security disability claim? Or taking a job greeting at Wal-Mart for $8 an hour?
This is a touchy topic at our place, and what’s creepy is that every time it comes up, the picture in my head while I’m talking is… me watching Free to Choose as a teenager…