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  •  I'll grant you that concern (0+ / 0-)

    Its certainly a lot easier for me to care about pollution in a river in my town than pollution in a river in China.  This is true and I'll grant you that this is a drawback of trade, but I think you are missing what I'm saying.  I'm not saying that everything about trade is good.  I'm just saying that overall it increased economic growth, and more to the point, increased trade is inevitable.

    So we need to think of ways to deal with the problems associated with increased trade (including the one you hightlighted), but we railing agrainst free trade is beside the point.  Its here to stay.

    Inhofe is a wacko with a 46% approval rating: He's vulnerable.

    by tmendoza on Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 11:42:48 AM PST

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    •  How big do you want to grow? (3+ / 0-)
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      I'm just saying that overall it increased economic growth

      What is enough?

      When the last icecap has melted, when the last drop of oil is gone, when the last glass of potable water is gone, will you then concede that 'growth' should not be the holy grail of all human endeavor?

      <div style="font-size:10px;text-align:center;background-color:#ffd;color:#f33">If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow - G. Bush

      by superscalar on Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 12:01:15 PM PST

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