Friday, July 27, 2018

Jim Carey — Mexico’s Case Against NAFTA: An Economic and Environmental Wrecking Ball

So is Mexico so eager to open talks with the U.S. on NAFTA if it was “the worst deal ever approved” by Washington? A deal that was helping Mexico get one over on their neighbors to the north. The answer likely has something to do with the devastation that neoliberal “free trade” brings with it wherever it goes. 
Like most countries before they embraced neoliberalism, Mexico before NAFTA was once home to a diverse and robust domestic agricultural sector, less reliant on imported food and manufacturing jobs, and on track to have a fairly Western standard of living. Since the massive trade treaty took effect in 1994, however, this all changed.  Instead, NAFTA set off a series of devastating policies that are still ravaging Mexico today....
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Mexico’s Case Against NAFTA: An Economic and Environmental Wrecking Ball
Jim Carey

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