I’m against free trade agreements because I’m for free trade

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August 22, 2011
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Charles Johnson  
Posted in Commentary

"In short, one of the major functions of KORUS FTA is to lengthen the terms of existing government monopolies, to escalate government enforcement of the monopolies, and to enlist legal power to clamp down on (mainly Korean) peaceful trade and competition with (mainly U.S.) IP holders. ... whether that’s an instance of freeing markets, or invading markets in order to prop up the bottom line of big business, is going to depend on whether you see IP as a legitimate exercise of private property rights, or an anticompetitive privation of property rights for the protection of big players." (08/22/11)



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