I recently took an exam which had the following question:
Which of the following is NOT a potential benefit from free trade policies by the US?
a) job creation
b) greater variety of goods
c) lower prices of goods
d) lower trade deficit
I believed that A was correct. Free trade by the US, usually involves more importing of goods produced by countries with cheap labor, such as China and especially Mexico. Many large corporations in the Us close their shops to produce products at such countries. These are just examples of course, but certainly enough to validate my point.
My professor however said it was wrong and that the correct answer is D. We argued for a while, and basically he said I can get credit if I can prove my point. Well I think that it’s pretty obvious that A is correct, or at least correct enough for there to be 2 right answers to the question. So my question is, what can I say to prove that I am right to my professor? (assuming I am right that is)