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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #5)

Tue May 31, 2016, 10:12 PM

8. What exactly is "Free trade" versus "Fair trade?"

Free trade seems a phrase Republicans have used to find cheap labor worldwide for corporations to exploit. The trade agreements such as NAFTA haven't really been beneficial to American workers, but have been quite beneficial to multi-national corporations.

Most union members get it even if often the leadership is looking for political leverage with the next candidate.

The idea of "Free Trade" has recently been espoused by that bastion of the working man - The US Chamber of Commerce.

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/open_door_trade_report.pdf

Sorry, whenever I hear the phrase "free trade" I often wonder if it's free, who's really making money out of it?

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