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Millennial Policy Center gives conservative take on free trade

Author: Joey Bunch - June 4, 2018 - Updated: June 4, 2018

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free trade“Free Trade is Good for Millennials” is one of five publications on trade that the Millennial Policy Center released Monday. (Courtesy of the Millennial Policy Center)

The conservative Millennial Policy Center has a lot on its collective mind about foreign trade.

The Denver-based think tank that engages younger voters released five policy reports on trade on the subject Monday. The center’s Free Trade Project breaks down American-Chinese trade negotiations, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and how free trade affects millennials.

“Free trade and trade agreements are fundamental to economic opportunity and prosperity for millennials who seek to be successful as they launch and grow their careers,” Jimmy Sengenberger, the policy center’s president, said in statement.

“Trade wars, tariffs, quotas, scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement — all of these actions are counter to those ends. It is imperative that Generation Y, which favors free trade by broad margins – continues to advocate for sensible trade policies.”

Sengenberger co-authored the reports with Jacob Dubbert, the Millennial Policy Center’s economic opportunity and fiscal policy fellow.

The reports are:

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.