When we speak about “outsourcing” and “free trade,” we speak in abstractions. Here is what these terms look like in practice.
Carrier announced this week that it will close a plant in Indianapolis that manufactures furnaces and move that plant to Mexico. The move means that “1,300 union jobs that average $20 to $21 per hour” will be lost.
Here is a three and a half minute video of the corporate business man telling the workers that their plant will be closing. “Fuck you” is one of the milder sentiments expressed.
When you watch videos like this, protectionism is an easy sentiment to understand.