Pick one of the questions from below

You should have no less than 300 words. Your responses should be comprehensive

  1. Explain trade. Is free trade fair in every culture? Provide examples. [MO 4.1, 4.2]
  2. Unions in developed nations often oppose imports from low-wage countries and advocate trade barriers to protect jobs from what they often characterize as “unfair” import competition. Is such competition unfair? Do you think that this argument is in the best interests of (a) the unions, (b) the people they represent, and/or (c) the country as a whole? [MO 4.3]
  3. What are the potential costs of adopting a free trade regime? Do you think governments should do anything to reduce these costs? What? [MO 4.4]
  4. Do you think that governments should consider human rights when granting preferential trading rights to countries? What are the arguments for and against taking such a position? [MO 4.6]