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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Free Trade Smackdown - Online

Hey Barry:

Y'all gotta get your econs to read this here bout trade:

"Hi Michael.

You may be interested to know I am now in a running online debate about free trade organized by WorldTradeLaw.net and the Cato Institute, a libertarian think-tank in Washington. WorldTradeLaw.net is the moderator; as they explain it:

On the free trade side will be Dan Griswold of the Cato Institute, who has a recent book out called Mad about Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization. On the protectionism side will be Ian Fletcher, whose book Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace it and Why I reviewed here.

The opening statements of our debate are here:

Me: http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2010/02/the-great-trade-debate-ian-fletcher-free-trade-fails-in-both-theory-and-practice.html

Griswold: http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2010/02/the-great-trade-debate-daniel-griswold-main-street-america-benefits-from-global-engagement.html

Counter-arguments are scheduled for next Tuesday, March 2, so keep your eyes open!

Best Regards,

Ian Fletcher

Author, Free Trade Doesn’t Work:
What Should Replace it and Why
www.freetradedoesntwork.com

Adjunct Fellow
US Business & Industry Council
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
www.usbic.net/ianfletcher"

Haitian The Econs - 2

Hey Barry

So, looky here: we'all gots to stop p----n on the po Haitians. Lordy knows they gots nuf trouble alreddy.

Bad enuf we give em jobs they caint make a living at, now we is killin they farmers by sellin our underpriced, subsidized rice.

Read it here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/02/26/international/i122131S77.DTL

If'n we caint help, we oughta jes stay away, cept for the docs and stuff.

Holy cow, y'all makin me shamed to be an American, again.

Your pal,

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Medical Money Machine

Hey Barry:

Itsa good ting ta take on the surance ghouls.

But, ya know, they aint all that's out there.

Turns out lotta the docs and pill makers is scammin the system.

Read it from Carol Lochead here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/21/MNC91C0NVJ.DTL

Keep after 'em Barry, y'all is all we got.

Your pal,

Monday, February 22, 2010

Haitian Them Econs

Hey Barry:

So's I read econs a little an Ima expectin heartless crap from them, but not from you Barry. Not from you.

Here's wot I'm talkin: y'all wants US corps to buy from Haiti one percent of all the clothes they buys. Sounds good, but Barry here's da ting:

Jordanie Pinquie Rebeca makes them clothes there now an she earn $3.09 per day, which even the sweatshop owners say is not a living wage.

Thas right, even the boss says that the money aint no good. Now how in the hell are the folks there gonna get better lives if'n a full time job don pay for nuthin?

An ya know the sickness of it is this: good ol USA calls the thang 'Project Hope'.

Positively depressin, Barry.

We needs more from you than we gettin now.

Work on it Barry, y'all is the onliest one who maybe gives a crap.

Your pal