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Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Dec 20, 2012

Bangladesh Fire Shows Why We Can’t Trust Walmart to Green Its Supply Chain

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/bangladesh-fire-shows-trust-walmart-green-supply-chain/

If Walmart will not pay 3 percent more for basic fire safety, if it readily abandons factories when cheaper production can be had elsewhere, if it declines even to come clean about where its goods are made – then how can we buy Walmart’s claim that it will transform factories across Asia into models of sustainability? Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 31, 2008

We Forget What It Was Really Like Under the Clintons

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/post-2359/

Twelve days before the Iowa caucuses, the New York Times Magazine cover, in large white letters on a deep black background, carried the single word title of its lead article: Clintonism. In the article Matt Bai, the Times reporter on all things Democratic, with a big D, made one undeniable assertion and two highly debatable ones.

Bai’s contention that Bill Clinton’s "wife’s fortunes are bound up with his, and vice versa" is incontestable. The primaries and even more so the general election, if Hillary is the nominee, will be a referendum less on Hillary than on Clintonism, the philosophy and strategy that guided the White House for eight years. Hillary clearly welcomes such a prospect, as demonstrated by her constantly reminding voters that she was "deeply involved in being part of the Clinton team."

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Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on May 7, 2006

Business Forum: NAFTA helped increase flow of illegal immigrants

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Business Forum: NAFTA helped increase flow of illegal immigrants by David Morris Originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 7, 2006 The debate about illegal immigration rarely mentions the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. That’s regrettable, since the flood of illegal Mexicans in 2006 empirically challenges the philosophy that guided NAFTA’s… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 16, 2002

Business Forum: Free Trade is Not Free

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/business-forum-free-trade-is-not-free/

Business Forum: Free Trade is Not Free By David Morris Originally Published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 16, 2002 It is hard to argue against free trade. The phrase itself conspires against the critic. Free trade, free markets, free enterprise — all bear the magically seductive word “free.” So to discuss free trade, let’s… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 30, 2000

One Government, With Free Trade For All

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/one-government-free-trade-all/

(The following article appeared in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Sunday January 30, 2000.)

"Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age."

Thatinsight of Albert Einstein’s half a century ago aptly describes the current debate, or more precisely, non-debate, about free trade.

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Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2000

Whose Rules?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/16833/

Whose Rules? By David Morris January 2000 The strongest argument in favor of globalization is its apparent inevitability. And in certain respects, it is inevitable. Even now, at the very beginning of the information age, distance has begun to lose its meaning. In many places, it is now cheaper to make a long distance call… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on May 6, 1999

Bananas, Justice and Free Trade

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/bananas-justice-and-free-trade/

Bananas, Justice and Free Trade by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance May 6, 1999 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press Three planetary corporations–Del Monte, Chiquita and Dole–control 60 percent of the world market for bananas. Seven tiny island nations in the East Caribbean control less than 3 percent. The big boys insist the… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 1998

Capital As Citizen

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/capital-as-citizen/

Capital As Citizen by David Morris Institute for Local Self-Reliance This column originally appeared in the January 1998 issue of Minnesota Law and Politics “We are writing the constitution of a single global economy”, boasts Renato Ruggiero, Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The document he’s referring to is the Multilateral Agreement on Investment(MAI). Most… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 7, 1997

Via Free Trade, Megabusiness Overthrowing Citizenry

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Via Free Trade, Megabusiness Overthrowing Citizenry by David Morris October 7, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press The President, most Republican leaders and much of the corporate world are trying to persuade us that if we believe trade is good, we must support their efforts to enact ever-more-expansive free trade agreements. They’re wrong…. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on May 20, 1997

The Demise of Democracy?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/the-demise-of-democracy/

The Demise of Democracy? by David Morris May 20, 1997 – published in St. Paul Pioneer Press On May 8, three appointed judges of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a decision that marks a disastrous setback for those of us who believe that in a democracy it is the citizens who make the rules…. Continue reading