Campbell Poverty Q2
Our proximity to Mexico is a huge plus. We need to facilitate the comparative advantage of each economy in collaborating with the other. The maquiladora programs are but one example. The Inland Empire is one of the greatest trans-shipment hubs in the world; it should be available to Mexican products as well. Agricultural products should move between the two areas depending on comparative availability of water, labor, and export potential. Water desalinization is much more possible in Mexico’s governmental environment than in ours; we should encourage their production and transportation of clean water both for Northern Mexico and for California. What should state government not do? Not make political opposition to the federal government the driver of public policy when there is much that can be accomplished by cooperation.