Global & Regional Integration

(3.2) Discussion – Chapter 8 – Global & Regional Integration – due Thursday/Sunday
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Chapter 8 discusses the important areas related to global and regional integration. For this discussion, consider the two questions posed below and post your comments.

Global & Regional Integration

Due Thursday: (This portion worth 15 points)

Critics argue that the World Trade Organization (WTO) single-mindedly promotes trade at the expense of the environment. Therefore, trade – or more broadly, globalization – needs to slow down. Explain your view on the relationship between trade and the environment.
Critics argue that thanks to the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a flood of subsidized U.S. food imports wiped out Mexico’s small farmers. Some 1.3 million farm jobs disappeared. Consequently, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States skyrocketed. Explain whether you believe the benefits of NAFTA for the U.S. economy have outweighed the negatives.