Bra artikel om NAFTA i Financial Times av Adam Posen, ordförande för The Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Till skillnad från vad som vanligtvis påstås har mycket få jobb försvunnit från USA till Mexiko. Och de amerikanska företag som investerar i Mexiko eller Kanada gör statistiskt sett ännu större investeringar på hemmaplan.
”Econometric studies have established that when US companies invest abroad, the net result is increased employment, stronger demand and more investment at home. This makes sense, since it should on average be the more competitive businesses that have the resources and opportunities to expand abroad, and investing should increase their productivity. This conclusion applies specifically to US companies that have invested in Mexico. Recent research has found that, on average, for every 100 jobs US manufacturers created in Mexican manufacturing, they added nearly 250 jobs at their larger US home operations, and increased their US research and development spending by 3 per cent.”