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  •  Re: I would back anyone (none)
    working for global prosperity if they would just point out that trade with nations whose workers are not free is not free trade

    This is 100% wrong.  Trade with the USSR in the 1970s and 1980s helped promote social change there and in Eastern Europe.  China, though still not free, is a much more benign place than when it tried to be autarkic.  

    •  Thanks for the introduction (none)
      to a new word. Just when I get so hubric I think I know it all, reality bitch-slaps me.

      I'm not saying no trade with such nations, I'm saying let's include a bit of incentive for loosening the workers' chains. A tariff of maybe 10% on goods and services from countries who prohibit or impede unionization would be a start; said tariff to increase over time were no progress made.

      The greatest blessing bestowed on a people is the absence of ignorance in public office. - Confucius

      by cavanaghjam on Fri Jan 07, 2005 at 05:25:16 PM PST

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