Thoughts on "The Free Trade Lie Is Exposed"Submitted by Tony Wikrent on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:36pm
I missed the furious debate in the comments of last week's essay by gjohnsit, The Free Trade Lie Is Exposed. Ironically, I missed joining in because of an effect of free trade: the crappification of everything. My laptop appeared to have finally blown its power supply.
The Free Trade Lie Is ExposedSubmitted by gjohnsit on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:33pm
The High Priests of Economics tell us that "globalization cannot be stopped," much like the wrath of the Inca's Volcano God. We've been told that there is no alternative to neoliberal globalization other than utter ruin.
The ruinous history of free trade - 1860Submitted by Tony Wikrent on Sun, 05/28/2017 - 1:40pm
November 6, 1860. Abraham Lincoln has been made President by a 39.8 percent plurality of votes. The Democratic Party had split in two over the issue of slavery expansion during its national convention in Charleston, South Carolina in late April.
An honest look at the impacts of free tradeSubmitted by gjohnsit on Sat, 06/13/2015 - 4:48pm
President Obama has declared that the temporary defeat of the TPP in Congress by the Democratic Party "will directly hurt" American workers.
The CATO Institute, most congressional Republicans, and Wall Street agrees.
A Way for Hillary Clinton to Heal the Wounds Dividing the Democratic Party (Sarcasm)Submitted by praenomen on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 4:30am
If Hillary Clinton is a true liberal, as Markos Moulitsas has so definitively asserted, then it creates a framework for healing the wounds that have divided the Democratic Party.
At the same time, it stands to reason that Hillary Clinton’s refusal to acknowledge the growing rift between party members creates an almost insurmountable obstacle. As is common in all sick families, a problem that isn’t acknowledged can’t be cured. And there are many grievances to be healed.
Free trade my a**Submitted by Funkygal on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 9:03pm
Or, free trade explained in plain English.
The so-called "free trade" is a hot topic again. There is lots of talk about Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), atleast in the independent/alternate media [Yeah, the media for the 99% is "alternate" while the 1%-ers' media is mainstream. Tells a lot about US, no?]