Millennial Policy Center gives conservative take on free trade
Author: Joey Bunch - June 4, 2018 - Updated: June 4, 2018
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:
- “Averting a Trade War with China” proposes bilateral negotiations with China. “The authors argue that the U.S. should deemphasize its focus on the trade deficit and boost attention on specific issues like intellectual property and trade liberalization,” according to the Millennial Policy Center.
- “Free Trade is Good for Millennials” explains why the issue is important to millennials and why it appears to be popular among them.
- “Millennials Should Embrace NAFTA” looks at why free trade with Canada and Mexico provides a “plethora of benefits” to young people.
- “Three Important Proposals for NAFTA Reform” proposes three recommendations for a renegotiation.
- An infographic summarizes potential impacts of a trade dispute.