Free Trade, Yes And Job Training, Too

Congress seems ready to give President Bush the go-ahead to negotiate free trade with Mexico. It should vote a resounding "Yes," because joining the two markets will spur economic growth in both. The result will be to create new, well-paid jobs in the U. S. to offset any shift to Mexico of low-wage jobs. And with a bigger, integrated market as a home base, U. S. companies will be more competitive against Japanese and European rivals.

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