An Exercise in Self-Deception
Massey, Douglas S., Newsweek International
Massey is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University.
The United States wants to have its cake and eat it, too. Since 1986 we have moved in two diametrically opposed directions in our policy toward Mexico. In that year, Mexico responded to pressure from the U.S. Treasury and joined the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Its leaders then began working closely with U.S. officials to create an integrated North American market, culminating in the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994. That lowered barriers to the cross-border movement of goods, capital, services, raw materials, agricultural products and many kinds of people: investors, students, exchange visitors, corporate employees, tourists. As a result, Mexico …
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