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Reward Points:73
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1 point

Good. Now you can go into whether this was an intended consequence or not.

1 point

Where was our trade before the agreement. Oh, and $14.5 million is not much money. It will build a bridge over a small river....

1 point

But didn't it take jobs with it? Increasing trade may be good for consumers but bad for workers (who are the same people....)

1 point

It will flood the market at first. Then markets will adjust: workers gain new skills as demand for unskilled labor lessens. We are in another phase of globalization brought on by the information revolution. In such times, there is always an impulse to protect outmoded markets from inevitable change. Countries that embrace the change first win.

5 points

The world is moving towards strong armies headed by strong executives that command strong central govertnments. Its time we get with the program.

Thames(73) Clarified
1 point

You captured your position well. Make sure you identify which position you are as a title.

Thames(73) Clarified
1 point


I had my students offer corrections for bonus since it was such a good opportunity for them to distinguish between the two documents. Hope you didn't feel bombarded!

Thames(73) Clarified
1 point

How will the new constitution make America stronger? How would the Articles lead to weakness?

Thames(73) Clarified
1 point

Can you paint a picture of American companies sourcing from other locations and cause MX economy to suffer further?

Thames(73) Clarified
1 point

I like how you don't question the opposition's intent and assert your values instead (and find common ground). You go on to offer a constructive alternative.

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Name: James Thames
Gender: Male
Age: 72
Marital Status: Single
Political Party: Republican
Country: United States
Postal Code: 39507

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