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Assignment 1: Discussion—Protectionism or Free Trade?


Using Argosy University’s online library resources, conduct research into the arguments for protectionism and free trade as they apply to US companies.


Then, do the following:


  • Compare and contrast the arguments for protectionism as a good and a bad approach for the US.
  • In the final paragraph of your posting, express your personal views on this topic: protectionism or free trade. 


Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers: 

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by 
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources; 
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or 
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing 
    • is clear, concise, and organized; 
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and 
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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