Wednesday, March 9, 2016

This level of ignorance can tear the country apart. Or give us a choice of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which amounts to the same thing.

Exit polls in the Michigan primary show that Democrats and Republicans oppose trade — by nearly equal margins.

A majority of voters in both parties — 53% among Republicans, 56% among Democrats — said that trade "takes away U.S. jobs." Only 34% of Republicans and 31% of Democrats say that trade "creates more U.S. jobs."

Alan S. Blinder's explanation of the benefits from free trade should be taught in every year of high school.