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‘Free Trade’ & The Death Of Democracy

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“Free trade”.

The term itself is a trap

– a brilliant framing device that neatly neutralises opposition.

If you take a stand against free trade you appear to be taking a stand against freedom itself,

which is clearly not a tenable position.

In fact,

in recent decades the term “free trade” has become very closely associated with “democracy”,

owing in no small part to the efforts of right-wing think tanks like the Heritage Foundation,

the Business Roundtable,

and the Cato Institute,

which have built up a powerful PR campaign

to establish this spurious connection in the minds of the public.

[ That’s you ]

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