International Trade, China and American Jobs

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As President Bush completes his tour of South East Asia, both parties in Congress are up in arms about trade with China. At a hearing yesterday, one Democrat said there's a "lopsided and cancerous relationship" between the two countries. A Republican warned that, in 10 or 20 years, the United States could be economically "subservient." We hear about "outsourcing," currency manipulation, and the balance of trade. But the big, emotional issue is jobs. Is the corporate pursuit of cheap, overseas labor destroying America-s Middle Class? Or, is a global, free market economy the only way to increase prosperity in the long run?
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Warren Olney