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Free Trade Reasoning

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Proponents of free trade in the United States argue against protecting industries from foreign competition because

A

domestic products are already superior to foreign products.

B

domestic resources are cheaper than foreign resources.

C

protecting domestic industries like automotive production may actually slow job growth in other sectors.

D

decreases in demand for domestic goods does not cause unemployment increases.

E

they know that US citizens will be patriots first and support domestic producers even if the price is higher.