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Argument: American wages have not been harmed by NAFTA

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  • Cyril Morong, Ph. D. "NAFTA and Job Losses". Wall Street Journal. 4 May 2005 - "Economists generally like trade since it allows each nation to specialize in the goods it can produce most efficiently. The increased output can be traded to other nations for their increased output. In that case, jobs move from one industry to another. For example, although we lost manufacturing jobs, we gained about 2 million construction jobs from 1994-2004, which paid well. In 2004, the average hourly wage for construction workers was $19.23. Construction wages also showed real gains from 1994-2004 while showing losses in the 1984-94 pre-NAFTA period."

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