Comments on: The perils of protectionism http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Arbrene-Hussain http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39804 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:13:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39804 politics is never about politics!

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By: Checksbalances http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39243 Sat, 05 Nov 2011 20:39:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39243 @Gillyp,

Yep, problem is politics is not about politics (the representation of people) anymore but there seems to be just one policy all over the board, representing markets, markets and markets…se Question Time last thursday Peter Hitchens was in my opinion the only one with the right attitude towards an electorate. I was furthermore flabbergasted by the way that according to a couple of members of the panel religion apparently has turned into something that is used as a cover against, rather than a believe …in a better future….FOR HUMANITY (rather than for capital).

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By: Gillyp http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39096 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 08:00:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39096 Mathew Thank you, and please get into politics.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39089 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 01:20:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39089 A slight correction about “protectionism” (tariffs and import duties) not protecting anyone: they do not protect the to 10% by income. That does not mean they do not protect the 90% majority of Americans.

Unlike Britain, the USA is a continental country with large resources and skills, but with a Government which has proven itself unable to negotiate a square deal for American workers. Unable and unwilling. The pocket of the common man is easily picked by politicians, while the must ask for money from the rich. This is corrupt. This is unacceptable. And the American people cannot afford to pour our national income down the Middle Eastern rat hole wars and thus cannot afford to wait 100 years for our Government to decide to get out.

Our Government needs to institute heavy import duties, to pull all American troops back to American territory, and to begin an anti-corruption reform to eliminate bribery from our political system. They will not do any of these things. So it is the task of the American people to change our entire political system to one that will.

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By: Checksbalances http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39088 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 22:02:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39088 @Elmerfudzie,

Yes indeed “laissez-faire” the survival of the strongest…moneywise that is….

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By: elmerfudzie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39071 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 05:47:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39071 Mr. Gordon Brown must be smoking that laissez-faire (cocaine) capitalism again. Oh how short the memory of President Clinton’s attempts to flood the Mexican markets with cheap foodstuffs from the USA, leaving in the wake, broken, bankrupt Mexican farmers..who, by the way, jumped over the border fences, entering our country illegally in search of work!

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By: Checksbalances http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39042 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:33:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39042 @Cynicalism

Yes I still remember the announcement from labou, I do not remember whether it was Mr. Blair or Mr. Brown stating on television that boom and bust now were a thing of the past…if only they knew…..-what Thatcher and Reagan had caused-. Ultra liberalism in a capitalist society with slave labor is to wreck the lower and middle classes.

But, we ARE amidst some busts now, so we have to find a solution to survive, the only solution is work, but the dualism between financial and social economics, promoting low cost production for high priced markets will lead us to the opposite direction of discovery, we must address THAT problem.

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By: Cynicalsam http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-39013 Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:14:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-39013 The bigger danger is that Broon is an adviser to the WEF. This man ended booom and buust?? He was a pseudo communist non-elected Prime Minister and developed a typical red overmanned civil service and taxation burden on th UK. God help the WEF if they ever listen to him.

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By: Checksbalances http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-38964 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:55:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-38964 Oops…I nearly forgot one very important thing, this obviously puts me completely in line with the “occupy” movement…I wholeheartedly support them!

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By: Checksbalances http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/10/27/the-perils-of-protectionism/#comment-38963 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:40:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10832#comment-38963 So, one could say that, given the current …ultra-liberal…circumstances the financial economy is the engine, and the imbalance in income the fuel, for the decline of the social economy

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