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How can you resolve these matters without interference?

Posted by: Lark on September 28, 1999 at 16:25:57:

In Reply to: And whom gave them it? posted by Gee on September 28, 1999 at 12:36:38:

: Ask which laws, which protectionism and subsidy, which border controls gave favored organisations a comfortable ascendancy and at whose cost.

Oh I know the history of it but I also know that the abandoning of these things now will only benefit the rich and shameless, the companies that can use their superior market position and economies of scale to wack the rest of us into submission.

The cheap nikes etc. available in the US, which allow even your deprived communities to live fairly well and errode arguemnts about socialism, are the result of slavery wages and dangerous conditions in the third world.

The state is almost out of the frame altogether as imperialism goes but the companies are kinda making up for that, they only need to satisfy you guys the US citizen and consumer, they can annilate the rest of us if they want. There are concrete examples of this "capital offensive" take the way in which companies sued the Mexican government through NAFTA et al for not accepting exported waste etc.

How can you resolve these matters without interference? Remember that rationalising to the rich has about as much effect as moralising too.

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