Friday, July 4, 2014

Interdependence Day: Taliban Peace Pact

US Trade Rep Demands End To Other Nations' Healthcare, Privacy Rules, Food Labeling...

Public Citizen analyzed the new Obama 2014 National Trade Estimate Report, in which the US Trade Rep demands that: Japan abolish its privacy rules and its requirement that food be labeled with its ingredients; Canada abolish its rules limited pharmaceutical patents; Malaysia get rid of its tariffs on pork and booze; Mexico nuke its junk food taxes, and more. It's great reading, and leaves little room for doubt about the neoliberal future, in which anything that's bad for corporate profits -- even if it's good for society or reflects national values -- is killed in the name of free trade.

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