Free Trade – The Long Con

To all free trade zealots: yes, free trade should result in lower prices for consumers by holding down labor costs. This is fine if shoppers can put out of their minds the many foreign workers who are virtual slaves. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are stuck in low wage jobs that barely cover those most essential human needs: food and shelter. Unfortunately, neither are traded globally. Their prices are set by local supply and demand. So you have low wage and unemployed Americans able to buy cell phones, good for locating homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

If we allow the Oligarchy to continue its rule over America with free trade policies, citizens will finally wake up to the fact they have totally lost control over their lives. And, mark it: they will finally wake up. They may conclude the only solution is bloody revolution, which almost never works. Then what?

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