Bad or good?

If NAFTA has disproportionately favored Mexico over the United States, renegotiating NAFTA would be good, right? No, according to several plastics organizations.¹

Let’s try again. To rebuild manufacturing in the USA, we should impose tariffs on incoming goods, right? No, according to the stock market.²

One more time. Making more resin than we consume, so we can sell some overseas, is a good thing, right? No, according to economist Alan Tonelson.³

The only sensible way to make sense of the issues is to study them yourself. We have provided some links below. If that makes sense.

1 http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20180126/NEWS/180129908/plastics-industry-leaders-nervous-as-nafta-talks-restart

http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20180228/NEWS/180229891/acc-scrapping-nafta-hurts-plastics-investment-boom-could-help-china

2 http://www.businessinsider.com/car-dealers-warn-trump-tariffs-would-lead-to-higher-car-prices-2018-3

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/07/made-in-america/534339/

3 http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20180301/BLOG07/180309990/economist-sees-possible-downside-of-big-u-s-resin-trade-surpluses

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Dennis Gros

Originally from South Louisiana, Dennis founded Gros Executive Recruiters in 1989 and moved operations to middle Tennessee two years later. He is a frequent speaker, author, and editorial contributor for publications and events related to plastics and packaging employment. On weekends you might find him playing piano in a swing band.