I am asked if I would prefer to pay 20% more to shop at a store that sells only American-made goods.
I like American-made goods; sometimes they are cheaper than Mexican goods, without taking note of fruits and vegetables. Nevertheless, no one likes to pay 20% more, just because there is not enough variety and competition to lower down the prices. The only reason and crude reality why products from other countries are a lot more expensive than the products they sell at your country is because of the tariffs imposed on them. Of course, the word tariff is a word used to confuse people. Honestly, it is a tax.
This tax is the result of an incompetent business or company that is not willing to offer better deals with more quality to its customers. Hard work is not their thing. This is why they pay the bureaucrats considerable amounts of money, in order for them to pass down laws that make it more complicated for trade to be made. Hence, it reduces competition and raises prices without the products being worth as much for its low quality.
This is why we see laws such as not being able to cross fruits or vegetables, because of a supposedly insect disease. This is made up. It was made in order to reduce trade, and increase money. We are told that tariffs (taxes) are good for the country, but that’s not true. I will be discussing this in my next essay.
Back to the question I was asked, I would not prefer paying 20% more money at a store that doesn’t have as much competition and quality. Not even with only American-made goods. It turns out that America is not the only country in the world. Therefore, there are better deals out there with a higher quality that provide a better life.