The Mess That NAFTA Left Behind
During much of the 20th century, Evansville, Ind., was the refrigerator capital of the world until the North American Free Trade Treaty, which decimated most tariffs on products from Mexico, encouraged Whirlpool to flee to Mexico, wreaking havoc on the city's business landscape.
Natalie Ford, a former employee, recently told PBS's Need To Know that she is not surprised that companies like her former employer would move production south of the border where they can pay workers 10 percent of what they do in America and still export from Mexico to the U.S. penalty free.
"It makes good business sense but it's not good for the economy," she said.
AAAARGH. See the full video below for more.