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  •  Tariffs are only going to work... (0+ / 0-)

    If the sheer economic power of multinational corporations can be broken. Which definitely should happen, but will be a bitter, bitter fight. I think worldwide union organizing is a better way to go, and keeps the power in the hands of the workers. (Although the multinationals will make this a bitter fight, too. The corporatist MSM really serves their interests on this one.)

    •  The question is (perhaps) (0+ / 0-)

      which strategy has greater chance of success:

      1) mobilizing the American electorate against free trade.
      2) organizing international unions.

      I think #2 is an immediate nonstarter in the global race to the bottom.  There'll always be a "free labor" haven for MNCs to operate.  Only with #1 to we re-localize capital and give us a ground for a fight.

      Not that one can't do both at the same time.  But I don't think #2 succeeds without #1.

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