Comments: Acronym hell

As a result of NAFTA we have been slapping tariffs on Canadian softwood used in the building trades while Mexican farmers are forced off the land because of the cheap American corn flooding the country.

Because of the way things have been done, free trade isn't free, and Mexicans are still flowing North because of poverty.

Oh, wealthy Mexicans, Americans, and Canadians have benefited, but you probably could have guessed that.

CAFTA is designed to infect the countries of Central America with the same "disease". Actual free trade is a good idea, but what these people are doing only helps the corporations and wealthy.

Posted by Bryan at April 2, 2006 04:39 PM

I was hoping that people with more knowledge than I possess would weigh in on this.

Thanks!

Posted by Anne at April 3, 2006 01:45 PM