POWER TO FREE TRADE !!

 

IN A DEMOCRATIC, FREE SOCIETY AS OURS, WITH FREEDOM OF SPEECH, RELIGION, PRESS AND ACTION, THERE IS NO PLACE FOR ANYTHING BUT FREE TRADE. FREE TRADE IMPLIES THAT ALL COUNTRIES HAVE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE WHAT PRODUCTS TO IMPORT AND WHICH TO EXPORT.

NOWADAYS, RESTRICTIONS ON IMPORTS AND EXPORTS MAKE NO SENSE. BEING TIME SO PRECIOUS THE SENSIBLE THING IS TO SUPPORT FREE TRADE EVERYWHERE. EXCUSES SUCH AS LIMITING EXPORTS OF NATURAL RESOURCES MEAN CUTTING BACK ON PEOPLE´S RIGHTS TO CHOOSE THE BEST PRODUCT IN THEIR CATEGORY, WHETHER IT IS A LOCAL PRODUCT OR AN IMPORT. WITH SO MANY STAND-OFFS IN THE WORLD ONE BASIC STEP IN ORDER TO HEAD TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD IS TO PUT AN END TO TAXES, QUOTAS AND TRADE BARRIERS. ANYTHING DIFFERENT FROM A FREE TRADE PROMOTES “FIRMS TO DISTORT MARKETS THROUGH GOVERNMENT-IMPOSED MONOPOLY OR OLIGOPOLY POWER “ , AND WE ALL KNOW THAT IS NOT A DESIRABLE SITUATION FOR A HEALTHY SOCIETY.

PEOPLE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS. WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE QUALITY PRODUCTS. THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO BUY QUALITY ONES IS TO HAVE A WIDE VARIETY OF PRODUCTS FROM MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, SO THAT WE, CONSUMERS, CAN PURCHASE THE GOODS WE CONSIDER OF EXCELLENT QUALITY AMONG MANY. COMPETITION ALWAYS BRINGS OUT THE BEST OF EACH OF US, MAKING US LEARN WHAT NEEDS TO BE PERFECTED. AN OPEN MARKET HAS THIS WIDE RANGE OF GOODS, WHICH LEADS COMPETITORS TO PERFECT THEIR PRODUCTS, SO THAT THEY REACH A GOOD QUALITY. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS IN MOST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD BELONGING TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION.

 “ THE IMPOSITION OF TRADE RESTRICTIONS CAUSES A NET LOSS TO SOCIETY BECAUSE THE LOSSES FROM TRADE RESTRICTIONS ARE LARGER THAN THE GAINS FROM TRADE RESTRICTIONS. “

” FREE TRADE CREATES WINNERS AND LOSERS, BUT THEORY AND EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE SHOW THAT THE SIZE OF THE WINNINGS FROM FREE TRADE ARE LARGER THAN THE LOSSES. THE ABSOLUTE LEVEL OF OUTPUT ENJOYED BY BOTH “WINNER” AND “LOSER” WILL INCREASE WITH THE “WINNER” GAINING MORE THAN THE “LOSER”, BUT BOTH GAINING MORE THAN BEFORE IN AN ABSOLUTE LEVEL. “

 “ ACCORDING TO MAINSTREAM ECONOMIC THEORY, THE SELECTIVE APPLICATION OF FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS TO SOME COUNTRIES AND TARIFFS ON OTHERS CAN LEAD TO ECONOMIC INEFFICIENCY THROUGH THE PROCESS OF TRADE DIVERSION.”

“IT IS ECONOMICALLY EFFICIENT FOR A GOOD TO BE PRODUCED BY THE COUNTRY WHICH IS THE LOWEST COST PRODUCER, BUT THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS TAKE PLACE IF A HIGH COST PRODUCER HAS A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WHILE THE LOW COST PRODUCER FACES A HIGH TARIFF.”

“APPLYING FREE TRADE TO THE HIGH COST PRODUCER, AND NOT THE LOW COST PRODUCER AS WELL, CAN LEAD TO TRADE DIVERSION AND A NET ECONOMIC LOSS . THIS IS WHY MANY ECONOMISTS PLACE SUCH HIGH IMPORTANCE ON NEGOTIATIONS FOR GLOBAL TARIFF REDUCTIONS, SUCH AS THE DOHA ROUND “.

WE ALL WANT TO PROSPER AND WE ALL WANT OUR POLITICIANS TO BE BRAVE AND SAY IN PUBLIC WHAT THEY SAY IN PRIVATE. WE WANT TO ASK EU POLITICIANS FOR THIS NECESSARY FREE TRADE TO SEE THE FLOURISHING OF EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING AROUND US. POLITICIANS COULD START BUILDING UP SOME CREDIBILITY , AND AS A RESULT OF IT START FEELING TRUE HAPPINESS FOR THE FIRST TIME, BY IMPLEMENTING EQUAL TRADE CONDITIONS, AND LOOKING BEYOND THE END OF THEIR NOSES. JUNCKER IS NOT THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. THIS WORLD NEEDS WISE PEOPLE, AND THAT IS WHY THE EU NEEDS TO ADDRESS THE PRESIDENCY NOMINATION AGAIN. SINCE THE EU POLITICIANS DID NOT HAVE THE NERVE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVED, BY THIS TIME THEY WILL HAVE REALIZED THAT THIS IS A REALLY SERIOUS SUBJECT AFFECTING US ALL, AND THAT CONSEQUENTLY IT IS AN INVALID VOTE.

WE, CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, ARE WAITING FOR A HUMAN SIGN FROM POLITICIANS, SAYING SOMETHING LIKE : “ I AM SORRY, WE ARE SORRY. THINGS WERE NOT DONE THE RIGHT WAY, BUT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT UP TO YOU, CALLING FOR A VOTE AGAIN, AND MAKING THE REFORMS FOR AN OPEN FREE TRADE TO REACH HIGHER LIVING STANDARDS FOR EVERYONE “. WE NEED AND WE WANT A FREE TRADE EUROPE, AND FOR THIS, SOLID, SERIOUS REFORMS NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED, JUST LIKE PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON IS REQUESTING. THE UNITED KINGDOM IS AN IMPORTANT COUNTRY, AND OF COURSE WE WANT THE UK WITHIN EUROPE, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT THE MORE THE MERRIER. MR. CAMERON´S REQUEST TO CUT REGULATIONS DOWN IS SIMPLY WHAT WE ALL NEED AND WANT, IT IS WHAT EU POLITICIANS WANTED BUT DID NOT HAVE THE GUTS TO SPEAK UP IN PUBLIC.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO RECTIFY. A SPANISH PROVERB SAYS: “ ONLY A WISE MAN RECTIFIES “, AND EU POLITICIANS NEED TO RECTIFY TO BACK UP FREE TRADE, BEING THE SENSIBLE WAY TOWARDS A DEGREE OF EXCELLENCE, AND RESPECT FOR EVERYONE TRYING TO GET THE BEST PRODUCTS, NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF STARTING, ONCE THEY DO IT , THE SECOND TIME RECTIFYING IS MUCH EASIER, AND THE PERSON DOING SO IS SEEN AS HUMAN,  CLOSE AND AS SOMEONE WE ALL LIKE, ISN´T IT ?

POWER TO FREE TRADE !!

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