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Free Trade / Surplus for Farmers and Auto Workers

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"Outside Tuesday's WTO meeting, farmers and United Auto Workers member needed to be separated by police, after vigorous debate over free trade started to become a bit too heated." Why would those two groups be on opposite sides of the debate?

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The solution discusses why farmers and united auto workers debate free trade.

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The fact that there is a net gain under free trade, means in principle trade can make everyone better off if the losers are adequately compensated. Often losers are not compensated. ...

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