edace at flinthills.com
Tue Mar 14 11:01:02 PST 2000
From: Max Sawicky
>[mbs] I don't think anyone here sees the
>effort as "promoting a strengthened WTO."
>Rather, it's promoting social clauses
>and the like wherever the opportunity
Social clauses will strengthen the WTO by giving it the appearance of
legitimacy. More concretely, Clinton has said he will allow social
protections only in the context of increased trade liberalization. So
whatever gains are made for labor and the environment will be offset by a
renewed drive for liberalization. It's like treating an illness by
aggravating the underlying condition.
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