A trade conference is held for industry and government leaders to discuss changes to international trade policy. During the conference, one of the most popular sessions focuses on reducing the amount of international trade between the United States and several of its major trade partners.
The headlining speaker argues that limiting international trade will result in new jobs creation through the country, and may even lead to greater volumes of exported goods. Additionally, he argues that domestic competition will improve the products offered by both small and large companies, increasing demand for high-quality products.
Which of the following most strengthens the speaker's argument?"