Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mark Weisbrot — The Brazilian Coup and Washington's "Rollback" in Latin America

Although corporations are obviously a big player in U.S. foreign policy, and they literally do much of the writing of commercial agreements like NAFTA and the TPP, the number one guiding principle in Washington's foreign policy apparatus is not short-term profit but power. The biggest decision-makers, all the way up to the White House, care first and foremost about getting other countries to line up with U.S. foreign policy.
Power leads to wealth. Capture the fort on the hill and control the diamond mines in the valley.

2 comments:

Matt Franko said...

all of their govt and corporate institutions down there are too corrupt ... this is the problem...

Bob said...

The so-called Left discredit themselves.