Here’s part one of this series on the origins of NAFTA and our current trading regime.
It’s amazing what you find in the Congressional Record. For example, you find American political officials (liberal ones, actually) engaged in an actual campaign to get rid of countries with their pesky parochial interests, and have the whole world managed by global corporations. Yup, this actually was explicit in the 1960s, as opposed to today’s passive aggressive arguments which amount to the same thing.
Here’s the backstory.
The Cynic and the Boatbuilder | Reality Sandwich, Charles Eisenstein.
[Yes, only I would offer that, given what we now face, it is no longer safe to be cynical.]