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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:01 PM

 

I would WHOLLY ENDORSE the World Trade Organization if....

The WTO required, as a condition of membership, that all member nations (including America):

1) require industries to give their workers a livable wage.
2) require a CEO/worker earnings ratio cap of 20 to 1.
3) uphold a high standard for across-the-board pollution controls: in factories, the energy industry, etc. In short: CAP, not CAP and TRADE or pollution credits, etc. Just plain CAP, period.
4) uphold a high standard for workplace safety within their borders.
5) guarantee the right of workers to strike without fear of intimidation, assault or murder.
6) place outright bans on whaling, dragnetting dolphins in tuna nets, etc.
7) institute a Medicare-like health care system for everyone.
8) establish a nationwide DEFINED BENEFIT pension plan for workers.

I may have forgotten a few things, but that's the ones I can think of.

Hey, nations don't HAVE to do all of this. But then if the WTO made use of its prerogative to deny them membership for failing to meet these standards, then I would support the WTO.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:08 PM

1. Someone else suggested a 50% tax on incomes over $1M, with tarriffs on any country that harbored tax

evaders. So, there's your 9).

10) Anyone?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:57 PM

5. Woah, good idea there. How could I have forgotten that???

 

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:54 PM

2. Well outside its charter and vision. Nt

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:56 PM

3. Then the WTO needs a significant level of rethinking in order to even be relevant, much less helpful

 

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:57 PM

4. No WTO without an IWW

Seriously.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:45 PM

6. oh sure

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Response to lunasun (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:11 PM

8. Did you think that poor countries that don't have everything the poster

wants to require should be given any opportunity to fight their way to a better state. After all they are poor countries just get rid of them

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:24 PM

11. guess my post was missing this>>>>



Get rid of WTO if getting rid of aything imo
and why would they be interested in any of the points the OP made???it is a trade org

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:50 PM

7. So only allow the "haves" in. Got it.


Guess you proudly represent the haves and the have mores.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:13 PM

9. Why don't you give up your job to a Chinese worker?

 

You obviously are a 'have'.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:28 PM

12. ah,,,China has been in the WTO for years......

world’s biggest trader I think

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Response to lunasun (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:53 PM

13. Yes but they don't comply with ANY of the principles I posted in the OP.

 

Some of them even the United States doesn't comply with.

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:15 PM

10. The WTO is a horrible idea

and nationwide trading is not far behind it.

Swadeshi economics is the way to go.

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