Wednesday, May 23, 2007

That single, unconscionable freedom -- Free Trade

Irwin M. Stelzer (not to be confused with Irwin R. Schyster) has a problem with trade "reforms":
The deal, still subject to congressional approval, is this: The Democrats will agree to approve two minor trade agreements, one with Peru and the other with Panama, in return for a Republican agreement to require its trading partners to adopt a series of environmental and labor market "reforms." Those "reforms" include the recognition of the right of trade unions to organize workers, the outlawing of most child labor and of workplace discrimination, and a requirement to allow patent protections of pharmaceuticals to lapse overseas when they expire in the United States.
If you're so free trade that you can openly mock outlawing child labor and ending workplace discrimination, you've got balls. In this case, you're also a total asshole and sycophant.


Blogger The Sheriff said...

Douchiest scare-quotes, "ever".

6:25 AM  

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