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True protectionism

The Opinion page article and chart "Protectionism Versus Free Trade," Feb. 28, attempts to show current feelings of Americans regarding the purchase of American-made goods as opposed to imports of foreign goods.

This article upholds current stereotypes. What exactly is an American-made product? In this day of global communication and trade, few so-called American-made goods are actually produced in the United States by American workers.

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If Americans really want to support American workers, shouldn't we purchase goods actually produced in this country by American workers? Jennifer Pierce, Coleen Fox, Eugene, Ore.,

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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