Bello on nixing the WTO

Michael Pollak mpollak at
Thu Jan 20 13:13:49 PST 2000

The Walden Bello article from Focus on Trade that Doug post-advertised a few days ago is excellent. And he has a simple answer to people who say "If you want to destroy the WTO, you have to explain what you want in its place." He makes a good case that the GATT that preceded it was better for developing countries (i.e., most of the world), and that with a beefed up UNCTAD, things would be even better. So his answer is: a return to the status quo ante -- the world before Trims and Trips and central conflict resolution -- would be a huge improvement. And then we could worry about democratizing reforms starting from a better base.


__________________________________________________________________________ Michael Pollak................New York City..............mpollak at

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