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Tecumsehsbones
+1
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Tariffs aggravated the Great Depression:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot%...ley_Tariff_Act

There's no point correcting coldstream. He thinks his opinions come from god.
 
White_Unifier
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

There's no point correcting coldstream. He thinks his opinions come from god.

I'm just waiting for his counter-argument.
 
coldstream
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Tariffs aggravated the Great Depression:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot%...ley_Tariff_Act


There is a established Free Trade Orthodoxy in academia that never varies on its support of Free Trade even after it's disastrous effect on the industrial vigour of national economies. Multilateral Free Trade has failed to meet any of its promises since the beginning of the globalist paradigm in the 1960s. Yet all of the caveats of its opponents.. from deindustrialization, decimation of the middle class, social disintegration, global financial chaos, encroaching impoverishment has been realized.

The academic institutions are bankrolled by financial and trading interests that are the only segments that benefit. It is almost always associated with regressive taxation and financial deregulation in nations that produces vast polarities of wealth and a supranational class of superrich. Don't believe anything you read about Free Trade if it comes out of Major University or the economic propaganda of Supranational Agencies.. WTO, IMF, World Bank, UN.
Last edited by coldstream; May 23rd, 2019 at 01:16 PM..
 
White_Unifier
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

There is a established Free Trade Orthodoxy in academia that never varies on its support of Free Trade even after it's disastrous effect on the industrial vigour of national economies. Multilateral Free Trade has failed to meet any of its promises since the beginning of the globalist paradigm in the 1960s. Yet all of the caveats of its opponents.. from deindustrialization, decimation of the middle class, social disintegration, global financial chaos, encroaching impoverishment has been realized.
The academic institutions are bankrolled by financial and trading interests that are the only segments that benefit. It is almost always associated with regressive taxation and financial deregulation in nations that produces vast polarities of wealth and a supranational class of superrich. Don't believe anything you read about Free Trade if it comes out of Major University or the economic propaganda of Supranational Agencies.. WTO, IMF, World Bank, UN.

So instead of reading books on economics, we should just ask anti-trade advocates?
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#35
Liberals will table new NAFTA ratification bill within days but key battles remain

https://globalnews.ca/news/5306700/n..._campaign=2019
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#36

Trump plans major step toward pushing Congress to vote on North American trade deal �� despite Pelosi��s warning


The decision to send the draft ��Statement of Administrative Action�� to Congress would mark a major milestone in President Trump��s push to overhaul the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, but it heightens tensions with Democrats who have said they need more time to review the deal and work for changes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi directly cautioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer not to send the draft report until Democrats had spent more time working with the White House on the plan. The White House can send the text of the deal to Congress 30 days after submitting the draft.

surce: WAPO
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#37
Congress will not give Trump the satisfaction of a victory. It'll be really hard to sell the "new improved" NAFTA to the poor schmucks living in the shadows of crumbling ruins that used to be factories, in America and there is little penalty fir the Democrats if they don't ratify it, especially seeing as Canada and Mexico are not rushing to sign the deal, either. My guess is that the agreement is a dead duck.
 
NZDoug
Free Thinker
#38
CAMUS Exponentially and metaphysically
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1
#39

Pelosi says agreement on new North American trade deal 'imminent'


In her most optimistic assessment to date about the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would like to pass the trade deal by year's end.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-po...economy&wpmk=1
 
NZDoug
Free Thinker
#40
Alphabetical order, CaMUS.
Canada Mexico US.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
+1 / -1
#41
Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug View Post

Alphabetical order, CaMUS.
Canada Mexico US.

No, it's a treaty with the United States of America. They'd prefer if we call it the AMERICAM treaty.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#42

White House, House Democrats on cusp of finalizing a revised North American trade deal, a major achievement for Trump and Pelosi


A key party to the talks, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, said that there was a deal and he planned to meet with his executive committee Monday afternoon to discuss it.

“We have pushed them hard and have done quite well,” Trumka said in an email to the Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...economy&wpmk=1
 
NZDoug
Free Thinker
+1
#43
CANMUS, alphabetically.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug View Post

CANMUS, alphabetically.

No, this is pure Americana. They come first because they have to or they melt.
 
NZDoug
Free Thinker
#45
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

No, this is pure Americana. They come first because they have to or they melt.

Don't make me laff, I forgot.
 
Hoid
#46
the new nafta is apparently a done deal and the three amigos are about to sign the papers

now lets take a look at what all the fuss was about.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#47
They are signing it now.

Krista Freeland(sP......... impressed by speaking three languages.
 
Hoid
+1
#48
She is the perfect person to deal with all the whiny premiers

She must have a background in ECE
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#49
Winners and losers in the final USMCA deal

Source: WaPo

According to Wapo the biggest winner is Trump

Quote:

President Trump – This is a clear win for the president. He got a legit, comprehensive deal done with two foreign countries and Democrats who are currently trying to impeach him. He can also say he delivered on a key campaign promise: To renegotiate or “terminate” NAFTA. The deal should be a positive for the U.S. economy, another boost in an already improving economic picture for 2020. It also gives him confidence and momentum in his trade battle with China.

 
Hoid
#50
It goes without saying that Trump will claim a victory.

Big victory.

Maybe biggest ever.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#51
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

It goes without saying that Trump will claim a victory.
Big victory.
Maybe biggest ever.

We all know he would have, but WaPo is verifying it
 
NZDoug
Free Thinker
#52
NAFTA was the wurst deal ever....
All he's done is changed the name from what I can figure oot.
USMCA, YMCA, I like it in alphabetical order, CAMEUS, it sounds like a cartoon mouse.
 
Hoid
#53
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

We all know he would have, but WaPo is verifying it

But the Wapo is fake news...?
 
Hoid
#54
It will be interesting to see how these labor inspections work.

That falls under the heading of I'll believe it when I see it.
 
Hoid
#55
BTW Mcconnell said the senate will not be taking up USMCA next week which means they won't get around to it until after the Christmas break.
 
spaminator
+1
#56
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

usmca

a new single by the village people?
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#57
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

a new single by the village people?

LOL.......sounds that way don't it??
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#58

North America trade deal faces setback as Mexico objects to U.S. labor inspectors


Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Jes��s Seade has accused the United States of blindsiding Mexico by deciding to send up to five U.S. attaches to monitor labor conditions as part of the treaty. That decision was included in implementing legislation sent to the U.S. Congress on Friday.

Mexico��s Senate overwhelmingly approved the treaty on Thursday, just two days after it was signed by the three nations�� negotiators in the Mexican capital. But the labor issue has since blossomed into a political controversy, with critics charging that Seade was careless or naive.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...economy&wpmk=1
 
Hoid
#59
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

It will be interesting to see how these labor inspections work.

That falls under the heading of I'll believe it when I see it.

as I said
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#60
U.S. House of Representatives passes new NAFTA deal

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/u-s-...deal-1.4736462