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Conservative Hypocrisy on Nordex


A German company, Nordex, is expanding—in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The company plans to hire up to 700 Americans at above-average wages. I haven’t heard any conservatives denounce the action of Nordex. Yet, when a US company builds a plant in Germany and hires German workers, some conservatives go ballistic and call on the US government to “do something” to keep jobs in the US—and I don’t mean just “do something” like cut taxes and regulations that hamper American businesses—while they denounce foreign direct investment, outsourcing, and even imports.

Laurence M. Vance is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, columnist and policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at LewRockwell.com. He is also the author of Gun Control and the Second AmendmentThe War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, and War, Empire and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. His newest books are Free Trade or Protectionism? and The Free Society. Visit his website: www.vancepublications.com.

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