everything's really ok
SAckerman at FAIR.org
Thu Oct 12 14:45:13 PDT 2000
> From: Brad De Long[SMTP:delong at econ.Berkeley.EDU]
> Reply To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 1:03 PM
> To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com
> Subject: Re: everything's really ok
> >Brad DeLong wrote:
> >>Consider, however, a Mexico that did *not* have access to the U.S.
> >>market. Given the rate of increase of Mexico's labor force, what
> >>would the labor market look like if exports *had not* risen from
> >>$61 billion in 1994 to $150 billion in 2000?
> >All other things being equal, it's better that Mexico have access to
> >the U.S. market than not. But why should we accept the other things
> >being equal? What would be best for Mexicans is an internally rather
> >than externally oriented development - housing, schools,
> >infrastructure, clinics, real industrialization rather than the
> >maquila sort.
> $10 billion a year in straight grants for U.S.-funded social
> investment in Mexico? I would love it.
Um, I don't think that's what Doug was talking about...
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