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A very informed and sober post. I think people would be more supportive of free trade if it didn't come at the expense of fair trade, i.e. living wages and job security.

However, in the sentence, "Technology has only exasperated this problem," I believe you mean exacerbated

posted by Dyl_Pickle on December 30, 2007 at 9:51 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Wavy_Davy, do you have any...
That's not touch for me to do that's for sure. I have grandchildren I wish to protect. I wish more American companies would start producing American goods again. I'm sure citizens would prefer to buy from home than abroad. That would be something that could really catch on again. I wish I could open a toy company to make safe toys for our kids and don't know why somebody isn't doing it. I will definitely do my share. Thank you.

posted by b2008 on December 30, 2007 at 10:08 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Wavy_Davy, do you have any...
bpitter2007: We can buy American made products.  I know that it's a challenge.  Buy produce locally.  Support local family farms.  Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper to encourage people to buy American made products and support small, local businesses rather than Wal Mart or Home Depot.  It's going to be a tough sell because those stores offer products cheaper than the local hometown store.  Vote for Ron Paul for president. 

posted by WavyDavy on December 30, 2007 at 9:52 AM | link to this | reply

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Ex Turpi: I know that we live in an interdependent world but the United States must engage in trade policies that benefit our nation as opposed to what is best globally.  When negotiating trade deals with other countries, we must negotiate what is in our best interests.  You always have to look out for yourself first. 

posted by WavyDavy on December 30, 2007 at 9:45 AM | link to this | reply

Wavy_Davy, do you have any...
...suggestions on what we can do about it -- the average person I mean? I would be more than happy to help if I can:)

posted by b2008 on December 30, 2007 at 9:45 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Wavy_Davy I don't believe regular people...
bpitter2007: I understand where you're coming from.  I just like to comment on such things because I'm mad that we have huge trade deficits and nothing is done about it. 

posted by WavyDavy on December 30, 2007 at 9:40 AM | link to this | reply

Wavy_Davy I don't believe regular people...
...even know anything about this "global trade war" because if you're not an investor, or business person or someone interested in gobal free trade, you don't pay that stuff any attention. I don't even have the time to want to learn what all that stuff means. I've never been a money-making person and that's exactly why I DON'T HAVE ANY:) and don't have those worries. Sorry!

posted by b2008 on December 29, 2007 at 3:17 PM | link to this | reply

WavyDavy:

Thanks for your compliments. Indeed, I wish there were more bloggers participating in this area of discussion. Time may yet see it so. At least, I hope so.

In respect to your current post, these arguments and positions have ben  put forward since the Renaissance; and they do have merit. But we live in an interdependent world. I daresay, we cannot escape that anymore than we can say we do not believe in Christmas and still call ourselves christians. 

When I come back next year, on my page, I will post a  more detailed response. It may be too long for this comment page.

 Stay well; enjoy the new year.

 

posted by EX_TURPI on December 28, 2007 at 8:42 AM | link to this | reply

Interesting!

posted by Soul_Builder101 on December 26, 2007 at 9:35 PM | link to this | reply

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