Benedict Arnold Legislators
By Arnold Kling
Walter Williams explains how sugar protectionism has caused candy manufacturing to be outsourced.
the protectionist miracle that Congress has created for the sugar industry has cost anywhere from 7,500 to 10,000 jobs in sugar-using industries due to higher sugar costs. Higher sugar costs make U.S. candy manufacturers less competitive in both domestic and world markets. Life Savers became more competitive simply by moving to Canada — it saved itself a whopping $10 million dollars a year in sugar costs.
For Discussion. What might be the secondary consequences of legislation that discourages American companies from using overseas software programmers?