Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 3, 2016, 12:08 a.m. EST by gonzo1
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I think that the international trade is necessary to a certain extent. Importing rare earths and out-of-season fruits and vegetables and other things your country might be missing is beneficial.
But importing goods produced by the slaves in Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Thailand, etc is not only immoral, but it is also hurting our economy. I live in Spain and a lot of the industry is gone because the jobs moved to the poor countries. The developing countries just need to do land reforms and to reduce corruption in order to create enough jobs - I don't believe that the European workers should go unemployed in order to create jobs in Bangladesh or into another poor country.
I recently noticed that the USA is in fact the most protectionist country in the world (although that protectionism includes protection against internal competition too, not only import restrictions).
I agree with the Free Fair International Trade and I do not agree with the Free International Trade with the slave owners.
I think the West should stop importing goods produced by exploited people anywhere, or at least to reduce it to the minimum. That would bring a lot of jobs back in our countries. If you agree, then how about signing petitions to stop the unfair free trade?
As a side notice, I would like to ask the web admins to add a Login option on the front page. I had to waste some 15 minutes in order to find how to login (by clicking the "Comments" link)