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    have hopefully noticed that life for many of us, and for the environment as well, has gotten much worse under free trade. When profit is the only metric by which to measure success, as it is for corporations, the well being of the entire system is ignored. As an example, note the reference to dolphin safe tuna in the story.
    As to why Obama supports free trade after campaigning against it previously, Tea Party candidates do it as well. One of the very effective strategies both the Democrats and the Tea Party use to differentiate themselves during elections is to use social policy differences. Economically, they aren't that far apart, especially when they are back at home in Washington and away from their home districts. Hardly anyone in the finer districts of DC is hurt in any way by free trade; on the contrary, the majority probably benefits.

    "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

    by northsylvania on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 03:14:11 AM PST

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