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Blog: Lobbying for Human Rights and Fair Trade in Colombia

May 10, 2011 | By David Golemboski

Over the past three weeks, NETWORK and other members of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment have been making visits to congressional offices to talk about the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Read more

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The reigning model for global economic integration follows the principle of “free trade,” which places its faith in the effectiveness of the market. The view has been that unfettered market economics would, without government intervention, do the work of bringing prosperity to all corners of the world. This theory was epitomized in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of the mid-1990s.

 

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