Source: James M. Cypher and Mateo Crossa, Dollars & Sense, no. 341, March/April 2019
A retrospective on NAFTA on the eve on its replacement. ….
…. NAFTA, signed in late 1993, was essentially an investment project for the United States, falsely portrayed as a “free” trade deal. ….. What the United States wanted was not more trade, but eh end to Mexico’s nationalist investment laws that had restricted here and how U.S. transnational companies could own plants beyond the border region. ….