"Free Trade:" Look at the Contents, Not Just the Label
Response to comments in Green Revolution

Diemer, Ulli

Publisher:  Green Revolution
Year Published:  1989  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21747

I do not accept the idea that there should be no restrictions on trade or the market. If a particular economic activity is environmentally or socially harmful, why shouldn't we restrict it? If the so-called "free market" (i.e. an economic system where nothing is allowed to interfere with the freedom to make profits) results in economic activity that destroys the environment, or dumps people on the streets, then why shouldn't society be able to intervene?

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