Digging holes and filling them back up is a waste.If unemployment or low wages is the problem, why don't we just pay people to dig up holes and fill them back up again?
No they are not.They are essentially the same thing.Again there is nothing wrong with making out own goods.We should make our own goods.
Both you and the country would be forced to do everything by yourselves. America's production possibilities have a limit.
The only thing free trade does is take jobs away from Americans and give them to people in other countries for significantly lesser pay.Free trade helps us expand this limit and produce more things.
I do not support unrestricted capitalism.Unrestricted capitalism is how we have slavery, companies dumping waste into rivers and all sorts of other immoral ****.In attacking free trade, you attack some of the most basic capitalist principles that you claim to support.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that someone will get poorer if you take the job they were making decent amount of money at and ship it to another country and as a result that person has to take a lower paying job.Statistics about income inequality and the "destruction of the middle class" are often very misleading and don't give us the full picture. Even if we do ignore this argument, the increasing gulf between rich and poor has very little to do with outsourcing. Outsourcing has not really affected wages or unemployment that much in the past 30 years.
The US being at the mercy of other countries for goods and services is not to our benefit.Americans having to work at Wal-mart or some other low paying job because their decent paying factory job out sourced is not to our benefit of Americans.Increasing the amount of money that China has so it can build up its military even more at the expense of American jobs is not to our benifit.
It isn't at our expense. It's to our mutual benefit