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1993 NAFTA vote casting a long shadow

Studying the real-world effects of NAFTA

We've been tipped off to a neat project, 33 Months, which documents the August 2003 closing of a Maytag plant in Galesburg, Illinois. Some 1,800 jobs were lost (see Public Citizen's database of federal trade adjustment assistance [TAA] records), moved to a new plant in Reynosa, Mexico. The project is being coordinated by undergraduates at Galesburg's Knox College — where the man who signed NAFTA into law, former President Clinton, is scheduled to give the commencement address this weekend.

The project's website/blog has plenty of personal stories, interviews, and perspectives on NAFTA, TAA, trade as an election issue, and more. Worth a look.

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