July 17, 2006
Stiglitz and Rashid: Free Trade Hypocrisy
[Economist's View] America's new trade hypocrisy, by Joseph Stiglitz and Hamidur Rashid, Project Syndicate: As the current "development round" of trade talks moves into its final stages, it is becoming increasingly clear that the goal of promoting development will not be served, and that the multilateral trade system will be undermined.
[Pajamas Media] A delegation of U.S. cotton farmers visiting West Africa said Washington’s multi-billion dollar subsidies to its cotton industry were “worsening hardship in the world’s poorest region … “Subventions are causing problems to farmers in Mali, we have realized on the ground.
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