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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8f680000Coverage of the 2016 races in New Hampshire, from the White House to the State House.

Debating Trade: Its Role in N.H.'s Economy & How It's Playing Out in the 2016 Campaign

Ana Ulin

Some insist these sweeping pacts help the overall economy, leading to more affordable goods and raising the standard of living for Americans. But others argue they displace workers and lead to lower wages. We examine this debate, including how it's playing out in the presidential campaign, and the role trade plays in New Hampshire's economy.

This program was part of an NPR initiative called A Nation Engaged.


  • Glenn Brackett, president of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO.
  • Jeff Feingold, editor of the New Hampshire Business Review.
  • Matthew Slaughter, Dean of the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth.

We'll also hear from Danielle Kurzleben, digital political reporter for NPR.

Read a summary of the hour-long conversation here: It seems like a simple question: Overall, have free-trade agreements (like NAFTA) been good news or bad news for the Granite State? The answer, according to the experts and others who weighed in during The Exchange, isn’t so straightforward.

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