Deconstructing bad trade deals, with style!
LORI WALLACH is to trade deals, what Ralph Nader is to consumer safety. In fact, the two have much in common. Lori Wallach is the Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, a division of Public Citizen, of which Ralph Nader is founder. Her work as an expert activist in global trade issues is invaluable to Humans World-wide.
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Holding "wealthy feet" to the fire!
ELIZABETH ANN WARREN: " There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. ... You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. ... you built a factory and it turned into something terrific ... Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
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Showing the Universal Importance of Love and Integrity!
CORNEL RONALD WEST: "Free-market fundamentalism trivializes the concern for public interest. It puts fear and insecurity in the hearts of anxiety-ridden workers. It also makes moneydriven, poll-obsessed elected officials deferential to corporate goals of profit - often at the cost of the common good."
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Teaching the Human Solution to capitalism!
RICHARD D WOLFF: "Everything you expect about how the world works probably will be changed in your life, that unexpected things happen, often tragic things happen, and being flexible, being aware of a whole range of different things that happen in the world, is not just a good idea as a thinking person, but itís crucial to your survival."
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Harbouring and abetting "Fugitive Democracy"!
SHELDON S WOLIN was an American political theorist and writer on contemporary politics, considered one of the most original and influential American political theorists of the past fifty years. Our Values at LOCAL TRADE ZONE have been tempered by Mr. Wolin's original ideas about "Inverted Totalitarianism".
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