Monday, March 02, 2015

Free Trade Is Not What The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is About.

There is only one argument for free trade, and that is - *we* benefit from free trade even if we're the only side trading freely.

Meaning that even if the other side imposes limits, restrictions, tariffs and fees, and 'floods' our market with below cost goods to 'attempt to destroy our businesses' all he's doing is forcing his own people to subsidize trade in their goods for our paper.

Paper, that to do him any good, he must at some point manage to use to buy something from us.

The TPP is bullshit. The only reason its 'good' is that it somewhat reduces the protectionism on *our* side. Best would be to say 'fuck it' and simply open our borders to trade, unilaterally if necessary.

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