扒去保护主义者的画皮

纽约——

去年,纽约曾经有一场名为“购买美国货/雇用美国人计划将适得其反”的大争论,参与者甚众。我所在的三人自由贸易支持者小组与三位保护主义者在众目睽睽之下展开论战。我们原本预期最终支持率将是45%对55%,我们输掉辩论。然而,结果却是我们的支持率达到了以史无前例的80%,从而大获全胜。从观众的反馈来看,我们胜在“摆事实讲道理”,而我们的对手纯属“空有主张,泼妇骂街”。

显然,悲观和绝望已经无法像过去那样轻松压倒自由贸易了。保护主义者说来说去就只有那么些论调,完全可以驳倒,其主要观点不外乎以下几条。

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