VIEW: The Deceptive Promise of Free Trade

Posted: June 14, 2020 in Geo Politics, Imperialism, Poverty
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This documentary explores the impacts of tariffs across global jurisdictions. Most interestingly is the historical lens through which this documentary notes this arrangement was established

Much of this links back to Ha Joon Change’s “23 things they don’t tell you about capitalism”

A poignant part of this documentary was the brief mention of the number of refugees fleeing their homeland to also ‘access’ Europe’s markets. In addition, the great wealth discrepancy in ownership is also a direct contributor of the former

Of almost equal importance is the link to financial transactions across borders and how taxes are the equivalent of tariffs for non physical flows. However these can all too easily be circumvented due to the absence of a unified tax regime…and that is also why the world may not see one anytime soon

And herein exposes the inherent nature of capitalism; a discriminatory system that keeps those with wealth and those without, at different ends of the spectrum

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