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Free Trade isn't about goods, cos these people all made their money is financial double dealing and tax avoidance. They don't make things, that's for lower class people in trade. they have no intrest in exports or shipping or the grubby interchange of artefacts.

They are the people who, in Alan Clark's phrase, look down on people who buy their own furniture instead of inheriting it. Who do not consider themselves rich unless they can live on the interest of the interest of their estate.

To them, Free Trade is about low regulation, about low or, preferably, no taxation. About managing other people's money and hiding their ill-gotten gains from national authorities.

It's not about how different societies exchange items for mutual benefit, it's about control and power. And money is power so they seek to control money. That is Free Trade, where they are Free and others are subject to their control.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Feb 6th, 2018 at 03:21:36 PM EST
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