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OfflineMalachi
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free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade.
    #2275078 - 01/26/04 05:23 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

what's the most ethical position?  what are the positions? how does america make money after all the manufacturing/ farming moves to places with cheaper labor and we're all "service industry" people? who do we serve? 

I want easy answers, damn it!  :mad:


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2275166 - 01/26/04 06:09 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

wait!, collect your thoughts then make your post....they never really seem anything more than disjointed questions/rant.


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2275214 - 01/26/04 06:21 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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I want easy answers, damn it!



Then listen to Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilley. If you want intelligent answers, well, that's another story.


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: silversoul7]
    #2275364 - 01/26/04 07:09 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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silversoul7 said:
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I want easy answers, damn it!



Then listen to Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilley. If you want intelligent answers, well, that's another story.





or I could read adbusters. they've got some pretty easy ones too.

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wait!, collect your thoughts then make your post....they never really seem anything more than disjointed questions/rant.




see, that's what debate is - collecting thoughts. but if you're done, then why don't you share the set?

my questions are grouped as they are to frame the issue somewhat.


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2275382 - 01/26/04 07:16 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Malachi said:
what's the most ethical position? 




There isn't a 'most ethical' postion.

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Malachi said:
what are the positions?




check your karma sutra....

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Malachi said:how does america make money after all the manufacturing/ farming moves to places with cheaper labor and we're all "service industry" people?




Secondary industries too, don't forget.

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Malachi said:who do we serve? 




The people who work the secondary industries, tourists, service personel who are off work, anyone that has money to blow...

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Malachi said:I want easy answers, damn it!  :mad:




Does that satisfy you? :rolleyes:


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Azmodeus]
    #2275444 - 01/26/04 07:41 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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There isn't a 'most ethical' postion.




you're denying the existence of ethics?  care to defend that claim?

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check your karma sutra....





:blush:

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Secondary industries too, don't forget.





like.... underwater basket weaving?

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The people who work the secondary industries, tourists, service personel who are off work, anyone that has money to blow...




so... the weavers and rich people from other countries will provide for the rest of us, huh?  about as likely as expecting everyone to derive income from tech.

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Does that satisfy you? 




***Edited by Rono...Don't even think about flaming in this forum...I suggest you read the forum rules before posting in here again...Consider this your warning.***


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2277488 - 01/27/04 01:44 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

oh come on, that was so obviously sarcastic. "deleted by Rono...What part of "No-Flaming" and "Strictly Enforced" is unclear?..."


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Edited by Rono (01/27/04 06:44 PM)


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2277494 - 01/27/04 01:49 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

come on people, trade is such a murky ethical issue, a topic that could actually have a chance of being fleshed out in a forum (vs endless back and forth).

wow me with some political savvy.


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2277513 - 01/27/04 01:55 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

come on people, trade is such a murky ethical issue, a topic that could actually have a chance of being fleshed out in a forum (vs endless back and forth).

how, as long as the trades are voluntary and honest, can people trading with eachother be a "murky ethical issue"?


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: ]
    #2277536 - 01/27/04 02:11 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

because of the effects of such trade. even assuming that the western world is just "better" at trading then everyone else, can the consequences of our superiority really be stomached? little girls are whoring themselves all over southeast asia, and I bet they don't like it. personally, I'd like to see child whoring stopped. but I'd also like america to enjoy good times.

see the quagmire?


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2277681 - 01/27/04 03:22 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Malachi said:
wow me with some political savvy.




go wow yourself...,and you wonder why your threads get little responce. :rolleyes:


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2277800 - 01/27/04 04:01 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

because of the effects of such trade. even assuming that the western world is just "better" at trading then everyone else, can the consequences of our superiority really be stomached?

i'm sorry, but i fail to see the connection between free trade and child prostitution. how does free trade aggravate poverty?


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: ]
    #2278045 - 01/27/04 05:07 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

You all miss the point.

Here is the answer he wants and is most likely the only one he will accept.


AMERICA IS EVIL! KILL WHITEY!


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2278341 - 01/27/04 06:57 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

im sure he is wowed by your easy, but politically savay responce... :lol:


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2278369 - 01/27/04 07:05 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade.

One entry found for free trade.
Main Entry: free trade
Function: noun
: trade based on the unrestricted international exchange of goods with tariffs used only as a source of revenue

One entry found for protectionist.
Main Entry: pro?tec?tion?ist
Pronunciation: -sh(&-)nist
Function: noun
: an advocate of government economic protection for domestic producers through restrictions on foreign competitors
- pro?tec?tion?ism  /-sh&-"ni-z&m/ noun
- protectionist adjective

:smirk:

i was all about free trade until i moved up to maine and saw what the florida orange crop was doing to the orange farmers up there. i mean... it's hard enough to grow orange trees up there, and ontop of that, they have to deal with competition from florida. shit ain't right. i see alot of ex-orange farmers up in maine... thrown out of work cause of that damn free trade. bah!


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Azmodeus]
    #2278380 - 01/27/04 07:07 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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Azmodeus said:
Quote:

Malachi said:
wow me with some political savvy.




go wow yourself...,and you wonder why your threads get little responce. :rolleyes:




no, I don't think a little sarcasm is the reason for a lack of response.  I think people are more interested in railing on the same old shit instead of engaging in a possibly fruitful discussion.  there aren't easy answers to ethical trade (despite my facetious claim of wanting them.)

you seem like a very solemn person.  :frown:


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2278395 - 01/27/04 07:10 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

The most ethical trade is to allow to parties who mutually agree without the use of force or threat of force on exchanging goods, services or currency to do so.


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: ]
    #2278396 - 01/27/04 07:10 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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mushmaster said:

i'm sorry, but i fail to see the connection between free trade and child prostitution. how does free trade aggravate poverty?




we have ostensibly "free" trade with asian countries that are poverty strucken. if we are to accept such a claim, then it stands to reason that we're just so good at trading that we get all the resources, hence all that little girls in thailand have to trade is their bodies. which americans buy.


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: ]
    #2278408 - 01/27/04 07:13 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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mushmaster said:
free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade.

One entry found for free trade.
Main Entry: free trade
Function: noun
: trade based on the unrestricted international exchange of goods with tariffs used only as a source of revenue

One entry found for protectionist.
Main Entry: pro?tec?tion?ist
Pronunciation: -sh(&-)nist
Function: noun
: an advocate of government economic protection for domestic producers through restrictions on foreign competitors
- pro?tec?tion?ism  /-sh&-"ni-z&m/ noun
- protectionist adjective

:smirk:

i was all about free trade until i moved up to maine and saw what the florida orange crop was doing to the orange farmers up there. i mean... it's hard enough to grow orange trees up there, and ontop of that, they have to deal with competition from florida. shit ain't right. i see alot of ex-orange farmers up in maine... thrown out of work cause of that damn free trade. bah!




well, it's not quite so bad, seeing as how their is welfare in maine.  the third world isn't so fortunate.


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Re: free, fair, protectionist, nationalist trade. [Re: Malachi]
    #2278413 - 01/27/04 07:15 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

we have ostensibly "free" trade with asian countries that are poverty strucken. if we are to accept such a claim, then it stands to reason that we're just so good at trading that we get all the resources, hence all that little girls in thailand have to trade is their bodies. which americans buy.

trading with us is not the cause of the poverty you see there. tariffs provide short-term benefit to some at the expense of others, and the overall effect is negative.

trade is good. trade is specialization. it is efficiency.


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