“In 1930, Congress wanted to protect U.S. jobs from global trade. So the U.S. slapped tariffs on all countries that shipped goods to America in an effort to shield workers.
It was called the Smoot-Hawley Act. Today, it is widely accepted that this law made the Great Depression worse than it was.”
See America’s surprise NAFTA nemesis: Canada, not MexicoYes, Trump wants to make USA Great AgainTM just like USA was great in the 1930s when it fought trade wars that ruined the world’s economy. The very arguments Trump makes about USA versus Mexico are much more applicable to Canada. Why then does Trump not go after Canada? Why, we Canadians are mostly white folks, Trump’s kind of people… He’s a racist bastard and nut-case positing wrong solutions to imaginary problems. Besides, our border is much longer and it would be much more costly to build a wall. Still, forcing a renegotiation of NAFTA, one of his planks, will severely damage trade with Canada as well as Mexico and should be thrown out along with Trump.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.