Wednesday, September 25, 2002
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Great Washington Post story on the current mood of pro-globalization thinkers. The money grafs:
posted by Dan on 09.25.02 at 11:32 PM
It may be time to prepare for the post-Gobalization era. It seems that those who never did the walk do all the talk. The workers involved who do the walk have no voice in the matter and elite groupings control their lives outside any real democratic process. Free Trade and Globalization is now at least ten years old and demonstrates one failure after another. Free Trade is not really trade at all. If one checks any history book index, they will find that there is really no connection with trade as history and tradition defines trade. Free Trade is not based on products per se but it is primarlily based on moving factories, production and outsourcing jobs to cheaper and cheaper labor markets. As this happens, burn out communities and societies are left behind. Nations find that it is more and more difficult to support all the social economic entitlements built over the years. It is a race to the bottom with the real commodity of the new world economy being human beings and not products.
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