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Mon Jul 16, 2018, 01:44 PM

20. The whole piece is kind of a word salad.

He talks about "open, liberal societies", but he is supporting libertarianism and free trade globalism. He states:


...open, liberal societies are their worst enemy. When the Trumpist who’s job has been taken away by tariffs refuses to give an inch, and goes on believing in the engines of his own ruin, what’s really happened? Well, the tariffs and trade wars protect the investments of the kleptocrats. All the private national assets they own are now more profitable than ever before, because there’s less competition from abroad. But the Trumpist, the guy in the middle, doesn’t understand that — because he’s so wedded to his strongman, that he believes in his very own ruin.


That's complete nonsense, real liberals support tariffs(1), because they help to equalize trade relationships and encourage developing countries to improve wages, workplace safety, building codes and environmental standards. As Howard Dean said:

"You’ve globalized the rights of big corporations to do business anywhere in the country, but what we now need to do is globalize the rights of workers, labor unions, environmentalists and human rights."


Tariffs do not "support" the globalists, which is why so many business people are against them, they want completely open borders with no trade arrangements. American jobs were LOST because of free trade, not tariffs, which is where this author is completely wrong, either he is stupid, or has some sort of agenda. Our lack of coherent trade policies have enriched globalists the world over, and the billionaires are laughing all the way to the bank.


1. http://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Howard_Dean_Free_Trade.htm

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