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  •  Planned Trade (15+ / 0-)

    Well I see some economic thinkers have finally caught up to the time of Alexander Hamilton.

    Yes, trade needs to be managed regardless of whether the system is capitalistic or not.

    You know, it occurs to me that cooperatives are in many ways similar to family owned and many other kinds of small businesses. As a sole prop artisan manufacturer, all the economic issues of the multinationals, and of trade, seem to affect me as you're suggesting they affect coops.

    I think if we were back to at least a 60's level of managed trade, anti trust regulation and labor rights, both cooperatives and small businesses would find a much wider share of the market place viable for them.

    Maybe that's an angle to push in promoting the idea of cooperatives.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 03:31:52 PM PST

    •  I agree Gooserock. Even the earlier import (11+ / 0-)

      substitution model would be an improvement.  It is clearly in the interest of monopoly capitalism to remove any social fetters at the nation-state level to "free trade" that tries to socially balance inequality between nation states. of course the 1% that owns the world economically has no problem reguloating trade when it is too their advantage (WTO regulations limiting laws that nation-states can pass to set up barriers to products from other countries).

      Unfortunately, technology is making the nation-state more and more irrelevant so that we have to find a new international social institution that has real power to set up social regulations. Certain agencies in the UN have been suggested even though the UN power is limited.  Any other suggestions?

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