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Four unintended (and dangerous) consequences of Trump's plan to kill NAFTA

By: Gustavo A. Flores-Macías,  CNBC
Tue, 02/21/2017

Gustavo A. Flores-Macías, associate professor of government, writes in this CNBC op-ed that NAFTA has not been the windfall for Mexico that President Trump seems to think, and that killing NAFTA would have serious consequences for the U.S.

"President Donald Trump's promise to renegotiate NAFTA and have Mexico pay for a wall along the U.S. southern border have become central issues in the agenda of the new administration," Flores-Macías writes. "They rest on two main assumptions: that NAFTA has disproportionately benefited Mexico at the expense of the US, and that unauthorized Mexicans cross the border in alarming numbers to carry out criminal acts...Rather than igniting a trade war that would hurt both countries, the Trump administration should realize what a world without NAFTA would look like."

Read the full op-ed in CNBC.

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