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Old 03-15-2003, 02:54 PM   #16
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It's threads like this that FYM is all about. They challenge your thoughts and conceptions about important issues - either strengthening them or opening new doors of reason and perception. Good job, hiphop.

I have a few things to say, but I don't have the time right now to post a well articulated post. It'll come later.


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Old 03-15-2003, 03:03 PM   #17
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Originally posted by Sherry Darling
Here's an example to put a face on it: Haiti at one point produced neearly all the rice it needed. Over the yeras, since HIPC one and HIPC II, that ability has been eroded and they are now largely depended on foreign imports. In a country where kids are starving!

Exactly, it is so ridiculous the HIPCs donīt allow all the economic roads a country could take - but just the ones that benefit world wide free trade. Importsubstitution, which would help so many countries to produce the goods they need for their people with their own workers, is simply forbidden. 100% free international trade in every case actually can hurt economies of countries who canīt protect themselves. But sure enough, the World Bank economists still (!) think they know better because they act strictly according to the Washington Consensus, nothing else allowed. Thats far from economic freedom, though, and in Haiti, just one example of so many, people continue to suffer - but who cares.

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