NAFTA – Reagan’s Bold Vision – Trump’s Self-Serving Crisis (#58)

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the grand vision of Republican President Ronald Reagan. In his words, a tri-country ‘accord’ that would elevate all three countries to above what they could achieve on their own; “a North American accord - would permit achievement of that potential in each country beyond that which I believe any of them - strong as they are - could accomplish in the absence of such cooperation,”. Ronald Reagan’s vision was backed and worked on by his brilliant Chief of Staff and Treasury Secretary, James Addison Baker III, who has been described as ‘a brilliant strategist, a skillful negotiator, a superb consensus builder, and a man that made Washington wor

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