January 26, 2016
The Trans Pacific Partnership Should be Voted Down – No more bad trade deals!
Since the following article was written in 2007, the U.S. trade deficit has grown by $12.4 trillion. Acceptance of the Trans Pacific Partnership will only increase multinational corporate pillaging of ours, and the world’s poorest economies.
Politics – The March of Folly continues with free trade advocates
December 13, 2007
In 1984, Barbara W. Tuchman wrote the book, March of Folly. Tuchman studies events in history when governments acted contrary to their own self-interest and the interest of the people when better and clear alternatives existed. Why did the people of Troy drag the Trojan Horse inside their walls despite every reason to suspect a Greek trick? Tuchman says, “Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than almost any other activity. Why do holders of high office so often act contrary to the way reason points and enlightened self-interest suggests?”
I believe the exploitative Wall Street version of Globalization is the greatest threat on the globe to our economic and social well-being.
Both Republican and Democrat candidates are acting the fool when it comes to abusive corporate power and trade. We are losing our freedom and our country to this business/government partnership.
Responding to the question on trade during the Iowa debate, John McCain said he was the biggest free trader we have ever met. Mitt Romney said the U.S. can compete with anyone.
We value our land, our farms and our environment. We want to grow things. We want to feed ourselves.
We want to make things here at home. We need living wage jobs.
We value our health and the health of our children and feel responsible for the world we leave them.
We value our communities.
We value our infrastructure.
We want all people to live with dignity.
“Globalization” is the road to a world of serfdom.
Under the current model of “Globalization”, where powerful corporations rule, searching the world for the hungriest people that will work the cheapest, people in other countries can’t compete either.
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