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The Selling of “Free Trade”: NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy
The Selling of "Free Trade" shows how Washington works to accomplish political or economic goals, even when confronted with widespread popular opposition. John R. MacArthur chronicles the brutal and expensive campaign in 1993 that led to passage of the poorly understood, highly controversial law creating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Paperback, 412 pages
Published October 16th 2001 by University of California Press
(first published April 1st 2000)
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Well, there's a mix of views in this book, and what started out as a unilateral attack one one party, ended up being and independent criticism of all politicians and businessmen involved in selling out America's workforce, for excessive profits. This book was written well before the economic fallout we've recently witnessed, and it reads like an observance of all the ingredients that were put into place to create the economic disasters faced by many Americans. Corporate America basically gutted ...more
Its a behind the scenes look into one of the most ruthless "treaties" made: NAFTA. What started out as a conservative bill only to be pushed and passed by former Dem.Pres.Clinton. The topic is of major intrest to me which is why I found this book a good read. Good if you want to find out what deals were being made between congress, lobbyist and major CEO's. All at the expense of the working class here and abroad.