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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 04:09 PM
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33. Not really
I think a lot of the free trade supporters here honestly believe that some of the disagreeable things about it are an acceptable price to pay for the overall improvement it will bring. But what those of us who favor more protectionism (yes, I said it) and stronger regulations are trying to point out is that the improvement hasn't come for most people. The disparity between the haves and have nots has grown, not shrunk, since the U.S. and other countries embraced all this so-called "free trade".
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  -Face it, globalization is just another word for imperialism. arcadian  Nov-12-09 01:13 PM   #0 
  - Globalization has done squat for the average American. It has only made our lives worse while  avaistheone1   Nov-12-09 01:16 PM   #1 
  - And it is devastating much of the developing world.  tblue   Nov-12-09 01:29 PM   #3 
  - I'd say its even worse  TheKentuckian   Nov-12-09 01:21 PM   #2 
  - +1  mitchum   Nov-12-09 02:00 PM   #10 
  - Of course it is. But you can't just call it 'American Iraq' as you could American Samoa.  tblue   Nov-12-09 01:33 PM   #4 
  - More like the Brits  Zodiak   Nov-12-09 01:35 PM   #5 
  - The Crown is a corporate sole  arcadian   Nov-12-09 02:09 PM   #14 
  - America is controlled by the wealthy. They are the imperialists. Not us. nt  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 04:36 PM   #39 
  - So was the original globalization  malaise   Nov-12-09 01:39 PM   #6 
  - We kind of have to take the blame ourselves then as well for our obsession with multiculturalism. n/  newtothegame   Nov-12-09 01:40 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, screw other cultures. What have they ever done for US?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 01:49 PM   #9 
  - That multicultural ruse was how they were able to sell globalization to...  mitchum   Nov-12-09 02:03 PM   #11 
  - Multiculturalism isn't to blame. Globalism is. nt  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 02:07 PM   #12 
  - oh my ....  fascisthunter   Nov-12-09 02:13 PM   #16 
  - No. It's our obsession with buying cheap crap. And voting for people touting 'Free Trade' b.s.  tblue   Nov-12-09 02:20 PM   #21 
  - You're right. Developing countries should just go back to farming...  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 01:48 PM   #8 
  - Look at this child at the bottom. Look how happy she is now that she isn't farming.  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 02:12 PM   #15 
  - Eventually  Elwood P Dowd   Nov-12-09 02:14 PM   #17 
  - Unless, of course, they do what western developing countries did and develop an internal market  HamdenRice   Nov-12-09 02:25 PM   #26 
     - They don't pay good enough wages to create a consumer base that rivals the U.S. one  Hello_Kitty   Nov-12-09 03:02 PM   #28 
        - The Chinese are not as poor as you think  HamdenRice   Nov-12-09 03:13 PM   #29 
           - Thanks for the info and I defer to your experience  Hello_Kitty   Nov-12-09 03:26 PM   #31 
              - "you and other free trade advocates on DU" -- when did I ever advocate free trade?  HamdenRice   Nov-12-09 03:37 PM   #32 
                 - Not really  Hello_Kitty   Nov-12-09 04:09 PM   #33 
                    - Yeah, but where did I ever say I was in favor of free trade?  HamdenRice   Nov-12-09 04:37 PM   #41 
  - Yeah, and child and slave labor and pollution are no big deal!  Hello_Kitty   Nov-12-09 02:15 PM   #19 
  - First of all... polution.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 05:48 PM   #46 
  - Wow, can't believe I'm seeing somebody use the "white man's burden" defense on DU.  arcadian   Nov-12-09 02:17 PM   #20 
  - I don't think the poster meant it that way.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-12-09 02:22 PM   #23 
  - They do have the intelligence to govern themselves and determine their own path.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 05:41 PM   #43 
     - And globalization threatens their ability to do so.  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 05:44 PM   #45 
        - How does it threaten their ability to do so? How is it imperialism?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 05:49 PM   #47 
  - They should be able to enjoy the bounties of their own freaking countries!  tblue   Nov-12-09 02:24 PM   # 
  - Not to mention the fact that OUR standard of living is held up by cheap 3rd world labor  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 04:34 PM   #37 
     - I know! Isn't that awful. And it will keep spiraling down until something implodes  tblue   Nov-12-09 04:45 PM   #42 
     - I will be willing to listen to people on this point...  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 05:51 PM   #48 
  - Delete dupe. And how did that dupe happen?  tblue   Nov-12-09 02:24 PM   #25 
     - I don't know. I've been getting duplicate posts all over the place recently.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 05:42 PM   #44 
  - Face it, working in McDonalds is just another word for galley ship slavery!!!11!  HamdenRice   Nov-12-09 02:08 PM   #13 
  - Because it is somehwat confusing and requires too much critical thought.  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 02:14 PM   #18 
     - Sad and true. nt  HamdenRice   Nov-12-09 02:21 PM   #22 
     - Interesting that you agree with Hamden Rice on this in light of your sigline. eom  Hello_Kitty   Nov-12-09 02:23 PM   #24 
        - Globalization is not imperialism in the classical sense of the word  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 04:32 PM   #36 
           - Right, because transnational corporations had no hand in imperialism at all.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-12-09 05:53 PM   #49 
  - Yep, but it doesn't have to be that way. n/t  Sinti   Nov-12-09 02:49 PM   #27 
  - So how are you going to stop it.  SIMPLYB1980   Nov-12-09 03:14 PM   #30 
  - Yeah, it's not like we could, you know, protect our jobs and industries.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-12-09 04:12 PM   #34 
  - BLASPHEMY! nt  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 04:37 PM   #40 
  - Nationalism. nt  anonymous171   Nov-12-09 04:35 PM   #38 
  - You have it exactly correct.  Enthusiast   Nov-12-09 04:17 PM   #35 

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