Comments on: <![CDATA[Pondering industrial decay along the Northeast Corridor]]> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/magazine/amtrak-industrial-corridor.html?pagewanted=2&hpw&pagewanted=all Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:30:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: JOHN B https://persquaremile.com/2012/11/05/pondering-industrial-decay-along-the-northeast-corridor/#comment-5578 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:54:04 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=4696#comment-5578 There is a great deal of inconsistency (hypocrisy?) by many politicians and commentators (unfortunately, mostly liberal Democrats) on this issue.

For decades the goal (rightfully) was for the US to help third world countries mobilize and improve their economies and reduce poverty and create industries and businesses. Think of JFK.

Now that many of these countries are competing with the US, there are demands for protection, tariffs etc. to punish these countries for daring to compete with Americans.

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