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Free Trade!

Post by Justin076 on Fri May 06, 2016 2:09 pm

The debate about free trade has come up a lot lately, especially with the Presidential Election in the United States on-going. So I was just wondering, what is your stance on free trade?

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Post by martbhell on Fri May 06, 2016 3:05 pm

I don't know what free trade is, but I guess it's about tariffs or taxes on products moved between countries?

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Post by ezioauditore16 on Fri May 06, 2016 3:49 pm

free trade is a con-business alliance which screws every human being in their own nation of having a job as well trying to lower the living wage for their own greed. typical fascist ideals
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Post by BuySomeChips on Fri May 06, 2016 9:19 pm

Essencially, what it's SUPPOSED to do is free the market, much like it was in the 1700's with the colonial trade and mercantilism, is to free the market of regulations, and the means of gaining resources. It is a way to free everything up for companies and corporations to operate as they please with no laws barring them from doing anything dirty in the economic side of the world. If a pharmaceutical company wants to have a monopoly by buying all competition and skyrocket prices to thousands for essential medical drugs? They can do it. Companies want to pay their employees terribly to do 12 hour shifts at a back breaking pace with no benefits? Sure!

It's terrible.
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Post by Sven Shieldmaker on Fri May 06, 2016 11:27 pm

Or...it was laissez faire, before government decided they wanted to control EVERY aspect of life. It would be hypocritical to complain about corporations if you had a 401k or an IRA, because corps are first and foremost, responsible to stockholders.

And I do work 12 hour shifts...
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Post by Justin076 on Tue May 10, 2016 11:23 am

Thank you to all who voted and participated in the discussion. Nice to hear some other opinions on free trade. Very nice points made against free trade. I'm definitely on the against side.

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Post by BuySomeChips on Wed May 11, 2016 8:14 am

Sven Shieldmaker wrote:Or...it was laissez faire, before government decided they wanted to control EVERY aspect of life. It would be hypocritical to complain about corporations if you had a 401k or an IRA, because corps are first and foremost, responsible to stockholders.

And I do work 12 hour shifts...

This is a good point too, since regulation of the economy came with the government controlling the way we live. I mean I'm not rich by any means, hell I'm probably poorer than a homeless person with my student loans, but if the government is going to regulate the economy or restrict inhumane treatment, they need to do it properly.
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Post by lannan13 on Sat May 14, 2016 10:14 am

I find it truely sad in today's election that all the mainstream canidates are against free trade.
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Post by kalev60 on Sun May 22, 2016 12:19 pm

Following the pattern here: Free trade is terrible, it's slavery or even worse, you trade and trade and get nothing in return, things being given for free can't even consider that a trade, so the term itself is a paradox. Literally its the worst, it should be called charity or communism or something.
But trolling aside, free trade would work if buyers/costumers acted like reasonable people all the time, until the market-place stays stupid, easily manipulated and brainwashed, businesses with the cheapest crappiest product will always win over people making better stuff.

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It is 50/50

Post by Hunter on Mon May 23, 2016 2:05 pm

Free trade is somewhat good, it helps countries develop or grow faster, makes international friends and such, however in the US for example there is some truth that our jobs are going east, with NAFTA, TPP and TAFTA, most of our income or such from these wealthy nations is going away, Trade is becoming bigger so that helps overcome the fact, but small US clothing retails are now competing with Chinese and Mexcian mass production ones and such,
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