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CAFTA and Free Trade: What Every American Should Know (All Access) [Paperback]

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Written during the "jobless recovery" of 2004, CAFTA and Free Trade sounds a powerful warning to America's middle class. The book applies a critical lens to the recently signed Central American Free Trade Agreement and reveals broader truths about America's risky position in the new global economy.

Using easy-to-understand language, Greg Spotts shows how the rules of global commerce were developed to serve America's biggest companies and are now being used to rapidly shift jobs offshore. Spotts reveals a global economy based on bankrupt ideas and misleading claims, while reminding Americans of the moral and social principles that are the foundation of our economic strength. In the tradition of Thomas Paine's classic pamphlet Common Sense, Spotts tears down the conventional wisdom and makes a passionate case for fundamental change.

CAFTA and Free Trade is the companion book to Greg Spotts' critically acclaimed documentary film American Jobs ( From January to June 2004, Greg Spotts traveled to 19 cities and towns across America, interviewing recently laid-off workers in their homes. Upon completing his film, Spotts returned to the road in the fall of 2004, screening American Jobs at universities and union halls around the country.

Greg Spotts serves on the Santa Monica Arts Commission, most recently as chair. He is the director of the film American Jobs, a documentary looking at the loss of blue- and white-collar jobs to global sourcing. Greg has been a guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight and NOW with David Brancaccio. His work has been mentioned on the House floor by Representative Hilda Solis in debate on this important issue.

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Pages   93
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.3" Width: 4.25" Height: 7.6"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2005
Publisher   The Disinformation Company
ISBN  1932857168  
ISBN13  9781932857160  

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The reality behind free trade  Apr 22, 2005
This book looks at CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, the newest attempt to bring "free trade" to the Western Hemisphere. A companion to the recently released DVD called "American Jobs," this book shows that the reality of free trade is nowhere near as bright as the promise.

If free trade in general, and CAFTA in particular, is such a wonderful thing, then a few questions come to mind. Part of the attraction of free trade is that people in Latin America are going to start buying lots of US-made products, leading to new jobs here in America. How is that going to happen when the trend in wages is very much downward, to see who can reach the bottom first? It takes years, and higher wages, to create any sort of consumer society in Latin America. If high American wages are an "inefficiency" to be gotten rid of as soon as possible, who is going to buy all those hundred-dollar sneakers and wide-screen TVs? Where are all these new industries for which laid-off American workers are supposed to retrain?

NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and outsourcing in general, has led to a large loss of jobs. In the 21st century, over 3 million American manufacturing jobs are gone, never to return. According to one estimate, almost 900,000 jobs headed to Mexico because of NAFTA. Those maquiladora jobs are now leaving Mexico and going to China, where the wages are even lower. Over 1.5 million Mexican farmers have been forced off the land because of cheap (and subsidized) American agricultural imports. The same thing will happen in Central America if CAFTA comes into effect. None of those displaced farmers are going to head north and illegally enter America?

This is an excellent book. It doesn't go into much detail (that's not the intention), but it gives the reader plenty to consider. It is written in easy-to-understand language, so even those who know nothing about free trade can understand it. Overall, it is very highly recommended.

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