Nafta

Nafta

If NAFTA made this agreement, people would
be able to move about Canada, the United States, and Mexico with ease.

The unskilled workers in Mexico would migrate to "El Norte," looking for
higher paying jobs. The supply of workers in Mexico will drastically decrease.

Only the terminally ignorant, or those with families in Mexico, would stay
in a poor country and earn low wages. On the other hand, the United States\'
supply of workers will increase drastically. Canada\'s supply of workers
would not be changed dramatically, because it is so similar to the United

States, only further away. The amount of workers moving from Canada to
the United States and vice versa would not be severely affected, however,
if the United States\' supply of workers becomes too great then workers
might migrate north to Canada to find jobs.

High school economics teachers would
be able to work in any of the three countries, as the same basic knowledge
of economics is required. I think teachers in Mexico would choose to move
to the United States or Canada, if they were proficient in the native language,
because the wages would be much more gratifying. The supply of economics
teachers in the US and Canada would increase, thereby slightly decreasing
the wages. Mexico\'s supply of economics teachers would drop, so the wages
for economics teachers would slightly increase. Equilibrium wages for economics
teachers will remain about the same, and employment will be high.

For carpenters, again, I think the
wages in the north would be higher. Because carpentry does not involve
extensive education and focuses on the talent and skill of carpenters,
workers would be able to easily move to another country. If all of
the carpenters in Mexico decide to "run for the border," the supply of
carpenters in the US and Canada will drastically increase. Wages will increase
for skilled carpenters in Mexico, and wages in the US and Canada will fall
slightly. If too many Mexicans move to the north there will be high unemployment,
because we will have a ton of skilled workers and not enough jobs to fulfill
their needs. People will eventually want to return to Mexico, because with
the supply of skilled workers being so low, the wages will be slightly
higher.

For ob/gyns, I would think the United

States or Canada would be the destination of choice, simply because our
health care is much more advanced. In any of the countries, however, the
pay will be significant because of wage differentials. They will ultimately
make up for all of the years of schooling by receiving high wages.

For fast-food workers, the supply
will increase in the US due to the unskilled workers from Mexico who try
to get these jobs. Demand for workers in the fast-food industry will go
down, because there are plenty of unskilled workers. Demand for the labor
will decrease as well, because the supply of labor is so great. Newspaper
reporters will most likely stay where they are. There is always going to
be news to be reported, and the language barrier also plays a part.

Most Mexican workers will want to
move to the US or Canada because real wages are higher than those of Mexico.

In the US and Canada, wages are higher because of better education, a more
skilled workforce, larger stock of capital per worker, and the advantage
of modern technology. Unskilled workers from Mexico might find themselves
in the same position no matter which country they are in. They will be
competing for low-paying minimum wage jobs, and there will be a plethora
of unskilled workers.