Free Trade

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    ok Editec time for you to explain why exactly it is evil

    by the way "because we have an imbalance" is not a valid answer.

    conceptually - what makes it evil ?
     
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    Well, for the record we do not have "free trade," any more than we have a "free market." If we had free trade than high fructose corn syrup would not be able to compete with actual sugar, just for one example.
     
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    We have a philosophy of free trade and push it as a concept. In actuality it ebbs and flows across the globe depending on circumstances. We protect lots of things, other countries do the same. We lie and speak truth as needed, so do other countries. We look for best advantage, so do they.

    At the end of the day it is about looking after the prosperity of your country and that is how everyone goes about it.
     
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    Generally, free trade is positive.
     
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    why are you all trying to confuse me !

    my view - there should be NO RESTRICTIONS on trade.

    editec apparently thinks free trade = end of the world.

    i want him to explain how he figures that ...
     
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    Have had a couple of exchanges with Edit and it is not fully clear where he stands, to me at least. Overall, I have the impression he is for free trade.
     
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    Why do you get to decide that imbalance is not a valid answer?

    Who made you the free-trade god?


    That said, we DO have an imbalance.

    But, if you want REAL free trade, then what does that mean? Does it mean that every nation in the free-trade club has to have the same labor practices, safety inspections, wages, etc?


    Free trade! It doesn't exist except on the black market.
     
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    free trade presupposes freedom

    we have no freedom so naturally we have no free trade

    also black market and free trade are mutually exclusive

    i want to be able to go on amazon.com and order fresh heroin to ship directly from Afghanistan without any stupid tariffs

    what fucking right does the government have in telling me i can't import something ?
     
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    we should put an embargo on editec's city and see how much he likes not having competition for his goods, and paying assloads more for basic necessities.
     

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