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  •  They get Obama wrong on trade, two ways (2+ / 0-)
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    wytcld, Deoliver47

    One, there are ample indications that he's more pro-free market than he's allegedly "pandered" about. One need only look at who his top economic advisors (neolibs) are to realize this. And two, to the extent that he might reform free market trade pacts, it will likely be in a fair trade more than a protectionist manner. E.g. labor, safety and environmental considerations, not import tarrifs intended to benefit domestic industry.

    I honestly don't understand how anyone in their right might still believes in the "free trade" mythlogy. Enough with the right-wing ponies! But it is nice to see him pick up another endorsement (although since they're all coming from the center-right, it does make one worry that he'll be tempted to cater to them as president).

    To the GOP, change means doing a 360.

    by kovie on Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 07:39:05 PM PDT

    •  Harper in Canada clings to Friedman (1+ / 0-)
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      Deoliver47

      Canada's Conservative government remains a dinosaur and is supportive of the secret meetings of the Security and Prosperity group..a la Rumsfeld and the rest of them.

      Think Tank. "A place where people are paid to think by the makers of tanks" Naomi Klein.

      by ohcanada on Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 08:06:41 PM PDT

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