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Autor:  Johannes
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Data:  16/FEV/2005 10:08 AM
Assunto:  Re: Farmed Robbery
 
Mensagem:  Let me know your whole point ........................ The point is that the USA officially advocates free trade but in practice would like it to be a one way street. The American population, active in agriculture is, if I am not mistaken only around 4%. The American taxpayer has to pay more taxes to keep the subsidies going to these already mostly very rich 4% or pays more for a product which could be produced a lot cheaper elsewhere. The same tactics are practiced by the Europeans. If half of the US or European farmers were to disappear ( only 2%), this could mean that a lot of poor countries finally get a chance to stand on their feet, earning a living from agriculture, rather than living in utter misery or on hand-outs of foreign aid. If poor countries were allowed to participate in the world's commerce on an equal footing and their economies grow, in the long run there will be new opportunities for the rich Western world to sell its produce and know how. Globalisation can be very damaging if only made to work for the developed countries.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Farmed Robbery  –  Alexandre  16/FEV/2005, 5:29 AM
Re: Farmed Robbery  –  Dean  16/FEV/2005, 5:33 AM
 Re: Farmed Robbery  –  Johannes  16/FEV/2005, 10:08 AM
Re: Farmed Robbery  –  Alexandre  17/FEV/2005, 3:42 AM

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