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Lucas Kunce on Free Trade

 

 


Reliance on Chinese manufacturing is dangerous

America is completely dependent on Chinese manufacturing for everything, essential things like medicine, electronics, and military components. The scope of what we are currently incapable of doing is astonishing. According to recent congressional hearings on the impact of tariffs, among other things, we cannot print our own Bibles, manufacture rifle scopes, or even make the special ink to print U.S. dollars without Chinese assistance. It is as embarrassing as it is dangerous.
Source: The American Prospect on 2022 Missouri Senate race , Dec 9, 2020

Transfer costs of offshoring to China to corporations

Raise the private cost of offshoring or selling out to China to reflect the true cost of the assets being sold or offshored. The goal here is to transfer external costs from our national ledger onto the companies' balance sheets. We could do this by closing loopholes that allow them to convert national risk into private profit or transfer the fruits of national resources like basic research, infrastructure, or education to adversaries like China for private profit.
Source: The American Prospect on 2022 Missouri Senate race , Dec 9, 2020

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