There's No Such Thing as a Free Trade

Richard Stanley

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The following German DW docu discusses the problems with global Free Trade, which is usually rigged. It discusses how China and Germany have benefited handsomely as has Donald Trump, politically at least. It contrasts the problems of Free Trade with its opposite, heavy protectionist tariffs and such. The latter which helped trigger WWII, or at least provided the cover for same.

Ironically it would be Trump's good pal, Dick Nixon who opened the trade door to China. Create the problem, provide the 'solution' ... again?

And so if the two binary extremes create problems for both 3rd World countries and workers in the USA and similar, then what might be a better solution? Perhaps something in the middle. It discusses more adaptable middle ground solutions such as the Swiss have implemented seasonally for its relatively expensive domestic agricultural costs.

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