The Case Against Free Trade: GATT, NAFTA, and the Globalization of Corporate Power, Issue 49

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North Atlantic Books, 1993 - Political Science - 230 pages
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This book examines the notion of "free trade" and the issues raised by adopting the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Essays by Ralph Nader, Jerry Brown, William Greider, Margaret Atwood, Mark Ritchie, Wendell Berry, Pat Choate, and others.
  

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Contents

Free Trade andthe Decline
1
LoriWallach Hidden Dangers of GATTand
23
NAFTA
70
Margaret At wood BlindFaith andFree Trade
92
Vandana Shiva Biodiversity and Intellectual Property
108
Herman E Daly From Adjustment to Sustainable
121
n David Phillips Dolphins and G ATT
139
Wendell Berry A Bad Big Idea
158
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Ralph Nader, an American activist, was born on February 27, 1934. Nader has challenged corporations, government agencies, and institutions to be more accountable to the public. In 1965, his book "Unsafe at Any Speed" changed the face of the automobile industry and made Ralph Nader a household name. As a result of his efforts, cars have more safety features. His lobbying and writing on the food industry insured that the food we buy is required to pass strict guidelines before reaching the consumer. One of his greatest achievements was the 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that gave increased public access to government documents. This brought freedom of press to a new level, resulting in increased access for journalists. Nader is a five-time candidate for President of the United States. He has co-founded numerous public interest groups including Public Citizen, Critical Mass, Commercial Alert, and the Center for Study of Responsive Law. He continues to be a relentless force for grassroots activism and democratic change in the United States.

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