Global retail corporations are aiming to use international trade agreements to challenge local land use and zoning regulations, according to an alarming new report from Public Citizen. … Read More
States Rights vs. Federal Tyranny by David Morris Originally published in AlterNet, January 25, 2004 For many of us, the phrase “states’ rights” has been viewed as code for the right of a state’s majority to tyrannize its minorities. That … Read More
We Don’t Need a National Energy Bill By David Morris Originally Published on Alternet, August 5, 2003 Two days before the August recess, the nation’s oil and coal and nuclear companies had run out of time. Despite the vigorous efforts … Read More
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 … Read More
The only reason you’re not afraid of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision is because you don’t know what they do. Called indentured servants to the national banking industry, they are dismantling the … Read More
(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.
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 … Read More