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RUNAWAY

PRODUCTION

THE DANGERS OF PROTECTIONISM

Efforts to impose countervailing duties to protect the film industry are harmful to the American economy.

According to the US Department of Labor's own statistics, "protectionism" destroys eight
jobs in the general economy for every one saved in a protected industry.

The Monitor Report commissioned by SAG and the DGA grossly over-estimates the extent of runaway production.  It is full of economic inaccuracies.  It fails to recognize the benefits of free trade, as demonstrated by the many jobs created by foreign production companies doing business within the United States.

DO NOT SUPPORT THE FTAC & SAG

IN HARMING THE U.S. ECONOMY AND THREATENING SECURITY

OPPOSE COUNTERVAILING TARIFFS

The special interests who argue for protectionist policies to insure their employees jobs, disguise their true purpose of gaining security through the elimination of competition.  Without competition, an industry tends to stagnate.       All of these restrictive trade policies reduce social harmony and invite retaliation.
Wherever such economic nationalism occurs, it breeds conflict.

Professor Patrick Messerlin finds that policies designed to protect the French film industry have led to restricted choice for the consumer and have decimated the industry which they were designed to protect.

On October 19, 1999, US Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said to the Council on Foreign Relations, "To turn our back on open trade would be to accept a lower
standard of living, loss of export opportunities, reduced rates of investment in plants
and hiring, and ultimately a loss of national strength and influence worldwide."

HELP AMERICA PROSPER & CREATE NEW JOBS

THROUGH GLOBAL ECONOMIC & ARTISTIC COOPERATION

TELL YOUR GUILDS, UNIONS, CONGRESSMEN, SENATORS AND THE FTAC

NO TARIFFS

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