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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 11:27 AM
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95. "Trade Restrictions", like Fair Trade?
Where the workers of the world are guaranteed a level playing field? Without that, just as is presently happening, the wages, benefits and ultimately the jobs, of "1st world workers" will have to plunge to the levels of the sweat shops and forced labor of many of the "3rd world countries."
In Europe, they have embraced "trade restrictions", that level the playing field and allow their workers to compete. Of course their CEO's cant "earn" 4000 times what their average worker earns. They have strong unions, co-ops and worker owned factories. They compete, head to head, with China, India and other low wage nations. Of course the wealthy banksters have been trying, with some success, to end their fair trade practices.
Almost all of the competitive countries like China, etc...have strong trade restrictions that favor their products over ours. Whether these restrictions be hidden in the manipulation of their currency, by artificially keeping it at a low value, or more obvious restrictions, it is obvious to all of them (as it was to Americans, before Reagan started the ball rolling downhill)that unless you have restrictions to protect your citizens lifestyle (Protectionism), you can not compete without lowering, rather than raising, wages to that of your competitor.
Come on, obviously you are putting profits before people (except yourself).
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