The wall is a dumb idea .. Deregulate the border ..
Also a 20% tariff will be made up very quickly by a 20% devaluation of the Mexican peso vs. the US dollar after their economy shrinks .. You’ll be back where you started except with even more Mexican immigrants ..
Rinse and repeat ..
“The wall would cause harm because human beings are “the ultimate resource” .. Human ingenuity and creativity are the most valuable and productive forces known. They are at the root of our technology and productive enterprise. As long as people are free to use their ingenuity and creativity, and held responsible for their actions, they produce more than they consume. They generate net wealth which they exchange with one another.”
“This means that in a free country, the more people the better. Our policy should be open borders for all who wish to live here peaceably and work. The proposed wall would reduce standards of living in America (not to mention those of would-be immigrants seeking a better life).”
“Immigrants do take some jobs that people born in America might otherwise hold. But that does not mean fewer jobs for the American born. Why not? Because as long as people have unsatisfied needs and wants – that is, forever – there is work to do. People, the ultimate resource, discover new ways to satisfy unsatisfied wants, and they put themselves and others to work in doing so.”
Trump’s Proposed Wall and Tax Are Folly | Howard Baetjer Jr.
Trump’s wall would cause harm because human beings are “the ultimate resource.” In a free country, the more people the better.