NAFTA Has Been Great For Our Economy — But Here’s Something We Can Improve

Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — a treaty envisioned by Ronald Reagan and later implemented by Bill Clinton — trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico has increased from $290 billion in 1993 to $1.1 trillion today. This skyrocketing increase in economic activity has blessed American workers with a de facto pay raise by virtue of lower prices resulting from increased productivity. Free trade is always a net-positive for our economy because it eliminates arbitrary barriers between nations, allowing for greater competition and specialization. This allows our paychecks to go further, while opening up