Tag Archives: free trade

That’s just the way it is

  Divide and rule is as old as the hills. That’s just the way it is. In the wake of Trump’s surprising win over Hillary Clinton, Democrats have seized upon several explanations for the poor showing of their establishment candidate. … Continue reading

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The submerged state

  If the Democrats ever want to win another election they need to abandon neoliberalism. Post-Watergate Democrats turned their backs on the central tenet of the New Deal–that government should help Americans. In the process, they quit representing unions and … Continue reading

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The Lesser Evil

  Readers have accused me of being a Trump supporter. I’m not a supporter, but I do believe that he’s the lesser evil in a matchup against Hillary Clinton. I know, hear me out. The media has once again done … Continue reading

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The Invisible Government

  I welcome the political awakening I see among friends and co-workers, caused in great part by the rise of Donald Trump as the leading Republican candidate, and Bernie Sanders as a challenger to the Democratic establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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Externalities

Powerful US corporations socialize the costs of doing business and privatize the profits. In economic speak, this socialization of costs is described as an externality. If such things as exploitation of labor, income inequality, and environmental destruction were forced to be … Continue reading

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On a fast track to the bottom

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive new trade pact that is being pushed by the Obama Administration at the behest of multi-national corporations. The TPP is fundamentally undemocratic and horrible for most Americans where it counts–in their pocketbook. Contrary to the … Continue reading

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“Free Trade”

Been having a back and forth with a friend over the issue of off-shoring by US corporations. I recently sent him an article in Naked Capitalism about why Apple manufactures the I-Phone in China. As to his arguments. He claims that China … Continue reading

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