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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 02:53 PM
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54. Nothing in the world is Free - Everything has a Price...
"free trade" is a corporate PR spin job...
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  -Do you support free trade? Why or why not? DFLer4edu  Jan-02-06 11:26 PM   #0 
  - No  LincolnMcGrath   Jan-02-06 11:28 PM   #1 
  - "Free" trade is imperialism by another name  ugarte   Jan-03-06 12:06 AM   #23 
  - NO  awoke_in_2003   Jan-03-06 01:11 AM   #28 
  - Free trade or WTO stuff?  Flabbergasted   Jan-02-06 11:28 PM   #2 
  - I mean the general idea  DFLer4edu   Jan-02-06 11:35 PM   # 
  - I support free trade because...  Flabbergasted   Jan-02-06 11:41 PM   #14 
  - The free trade we experience is one way, in not out,  DainBramaged   Jan-02-06 11:55 PM   #21 
  - I don't believe in cheapest price is the best either  Flabbergasted   Jan-03-06 12:08 AM   #24 
     - Immigration and free trade also depends on government's  DainBramaged   Jan-03-06 12:54 AM   #27 
  - what you fail to realize  newspeak   Jan-03-06 01:34 AM   #30 
     - You're taking my statement out of context  Flabbergasted   Jan-03-06 07:20 PM   #82 
  - What general ideas would liberal thinking free traders tout?  BurtWorm   Jan-03-06 12:28 PM   #42 
  - One of the double standards you end up with is...  Flabbergasted   Jan-03-06 07:30 PM   #84 
  - The general idea of WTO/IMF-style free trade = exploitation  rman   Jan-03-06 03:22 PM   #64 
  - Right - the so-called free traders aren't even free traders  murdoch   Jan-03-06 08:30 PM   #90 
     - Free trade means US corporations are free to do what they want. EOM  K-W   Jan-03-06 08:31 PM   #91 
  - Ain't no free.  Atman   Jan-02-06 11:28 PM   #3 
  - absolutely not. try reading greg palast's book "the best democracy  niyad   Jan-02-06 11:28 PM   #4 
  - Greg's book gave me my first ulcer!  LincolnMcGrath   Jan-02-06 11:29 PM   #6 
  - I support vibrant local economies.  bemildred   Jan-02-06 11:29 PM   #5 
  - I support liberated workers, not liberated capital.  Tom Joad   Jan-02-06 11:32 PM   #7 
  - In its current form, I don't  jpgray   Jan-02-06 11:33 PM   #8 
  - I support fair trade  proud patriot   Jan-02-06 11:35 PM   #9 
  - Yep, Fair Trade  lwfern   Jan-03-06 12:26 AM   #25 
  - I'm with you, Fair Trade!  NI4NI   Jan-03-06 12:36 AM   #26 
  - absolutely!!! best answer! there is no free in free trade.  AgadorSparticus   Jan-03-06 01:40 AM   #32 
  - Ditto, I support fair trade, trade that is a win/win for both the  Spazito   Jan-03-06 12:32 PM   #46 
  - Exactly, Fair Trade is what is on the coffee I buy, and anything else  mtnester   Jan-03-06 08:35 PM   #92 
  - NO  sweetm2475   Jan-02-06 11:35 PM   #10 
  - No. I oppose it absolutely.  brokensymmetry   Jan-02-06 11:39 PM   #11 
  - I worked in India where the import tax is 67%  joefree1   Jan-02-06 11:39 PM   #12 
  - That isn't free trade  DFLer4edu   Jan-02-06 11:43 PM   #15 
  - That's called being fucked over by corrupt trade policy  Selatius   Jan-02-06 11:56 PM   #22 
  - "Investors Rights"  Clara T   Jan-02-06 11:41 PM   #13 
  - No  Charlie Brown   Jan-02-06 11:48 PM   #16 
  - Pragmatically speaking, how can one tell?  tuvor   Jan-02-06 11:49 PM   #17 
  - Free trade is a misnomer of the worst sort  depakid   Jan-02-06 11:50 PM   #18 
  - no. there is no such thing  leftofthedial   Jan-02-06 11:53 PM   #19 
  - I disagree  Cats Against Frist   Jan-03-06 01:35 AM   #31 
  - It depends on what's being traded, and who's trading. eom  madeline_con   Jan-02-06 11:54 PM   #20 
  - I support Fair Trade  newspeak   Jan-03-06 01:23 AM   #29 
  - Free Trade is as much a misnomer as Free Markets...  Solon   Jan-03-06 01:55 AM   #33 
  - A thumbs down for Chavez  DFLer4edu   Jan-03-06 12:12 PM   #38 
     - You forgot to mention the Term Limits introduced, or the power...  Solon   Jan-03-06 02:00 PM   #48 
     - Its a good thing we idiots at DU have someone to tell us Chavez is bad.  K-W   Jan-03-06 02:37 PM   #49 
     - Chavez is bringing economic prosperity to his people  rman   Jan-03-06 03:17 PM   #61 
  - What on earth is free trade?  K-W   Jan-03-06 01:56 AM   #34 
  - That isn't an economic system  DFLer4edu   Jan-03-06 12:16 PM   #39 
     - No it is a system of government, it is how the economy should be governed.  K-W   Jan-03-06 01:07 PM   #47 
        - While that may be true at the moment, that is not necessarily the  tasteblind   Jan-03-06 02:41 PM   #50 
           - That is exactly the nature of capitalism.  K-W   Jan-03-06 02:56 PM   #56 
  - Nope. In the 19th C, we had massive protection--  eridani   Jan-03-06 02:05 AM   #35 
  - How radical, a society protecting the economic security of its people.  K-W   Jan-03-06 02:08 AM   #36 
  - Protectionism worked for us because we  BL611   Jan-03-06 02:47 PM   #52 
  - Actually these nations have plenty of resources,  K-W   Jan-03-06 03:00 PM   #57 
  - All the time  BL611   Jan-03-06 03:08 PM   #59 
     - Some nations have resources, some don't  K-W   Jan-03-06 03:21 PM   #63 
  - Now it's third world countries that need protection from exploitation  rman   Jan-03-06 03:26 PM   #67 
  - Without protectionism we would still be in a colonial relationship  K-W   Jan-03-06 03:28 PM   #68 
     - The US was/is strong enough to protect itself,  rman   Jan-03-06 03:40 PM   #71 
     - And is China in a colonial relationship with us?  Dongfang Hong   Jan-03-06 05:20 PM   #77 
        - You cant really compare the two,  K-W   Jan-03-06 05:59 PM   #81 
           - China may now be a fairly strong nation,  Dongfang Hong   Jan-03-06 11:25 PM   #94 
              - China's power is mostly potential,  K-W   Jan-04-06 01:16 AM   #96 
  - It worked for Japan, S, Korea and Taiwan as well  eridani   Jan-03-06 08:25 PM   #88 
  - And we developed over 150 years.  Dongfang Hong   Jan-03-06 05:19 PM   #76 
     - Korea and Japan were very protectionist--  eridani   Jan-03-06 08:26 PM   #89 
  - Where?  Floogeldy   Jan-03-06 02:22 AM   #37 
  - "Free Trade" is not free trade  Armstead   Jan-03-06 12:20 PM   #40 
  - Read "THE CONFESSIONS OF A ECONOMIC HITMAN" and  IChing   Jan-03-06 12:23 PM   #41 
  - I was ambiguous for a reason  DFLer4edu   Jan-03-06 12:32 PM   #45 
     - Just look at the effects of so-called free trade  rman   Jan-03-06 03:34 PM   #69 
  - You mean opening sweat shops in other countries...  tjwash   Jan-03-06 12:29 PM   #43 
  - No, it should be renamed Great Exploitations of poorer countries...  oc2002   Jan-03-06 12:30 PM   #44 
  - Um...  Dongfang Hong   Jan-03-06 02:44 PM   #51 
  - Yes its pretty unfortunate  BL611   Jan-03-06 02:49 PM   #53 
     - So economic injustice is the baby? EOM  K-W   Jan-03-06 03:07 PM   #58 
        - Who said that?  BL611   Jan-03-06 03:13 PM   #60 
           - So what is the baby that leftists are throwing out? EOM  K-W   Jan-03-06 03:23 PM   #65 
              - I believe  Dongfang Hong   Jan-03-06 05:18 PM   #75 
                 - And exactly who suggested throwing development out? EOM  K-W   Jan-03-06 05:54 PM   #80 
                    - The theory is that  Dongfang Hong   Jan-03-06 11:07 PM   #93 
                       - That doesnt look like a very promising theory.  K-W   Jan-04-06 12:49 AM   #95 
  - Nothing in the world is Free - Everything has a Price...  bleedingheart   Jan-03-06 02:53 PM   #54 
  - Free trade itself is not the problem.  porphyrian   Jan-03-06 02:56 PM   #55 
  - But isnt it capitalism that dictates  K-W   Jan-03-06 03:26 PM   #66 
     - Investors don't have to put profit before people.  porphyrian   Jan-03-06 05:09 PM   #74 
        - Yes, people dont have to enrich themselves at the expense of others,  K-W   Jan-03-06 05:44 PM   #79 
           - No, but they needn't be malevolent, either.  porphyrian   Jan-03-06 07:56 PM   #85 
              - They need to persue profit or they wont be investors anymore.  K-W   Jan-03-06 08:02 PM   #87 
  - I support Free Trade if....  youngred   Jan-03-06 03:20 PM   #62 
  - You ask for a definitive yes or no,  rman   Jan-03-06 03:39 PM   #70 
  - NO  jmauller   Jan-03-06 03:43 PM   #72 
  - Must see for anyone curious about the effects of so-called"free trade"  rman   Jan-03-06 03:48 PM   #73 
  - I don't support Free trade  DemGirl7   Jan-03-06 05:29 PM   #78 
  - Yes and Yes  UDenver20   Jan-03-06 07:22 PM   #83 
  - Free trade means by by American jobs.  bearfan454   Jan-03-06 07:57 PM   #86 
 

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