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A blanket ban on GMO crops because domestic agriculture can not compete against them (cost, aesthetics, lack of technology, whatever) would be protectionist.  A blanket ban for safety and health reasons would not (although safety and health a often trotted out to mask protectionism).  Either way, simply labeling it "agricultural policy" does not make a distinction.  Much (most?) agricultural policy is protectionist.

More to the point, I didn't say what you say I said.  If a country blocks another from obtaining capital from within its jurisdiction so that it can preserve that capital for domestic use, how is that not protectionist?

by rifek on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 11:47:48 PM EST
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