The Highway That Wasn’t There

Chris Hayes reports on the nationwide grassroots movement to stop the construction of the NAFTA Superhighway, a Mexico City to Toronto corridor “four football fields wide” where “equipped with high-tech electronic customs monitors, freight from China, offloaded into nonunionized Mexican ports, will travel north, crossing the border with nary a speed bump, bound for Kansas City, where the cheap goods manufactured in booming Far East factories will embark on the final leg of their journey into the nation’s Wal-Marts.”

The story of the activists mobilizing against this highway is sort of inspiring except there are no plans for any such highway. It’s all made up. The resulting article is a fascinating look at the populist backlash.

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