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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

When did free trade agreements become "reform"?


John Quiggin - when did free trade agreements become "reform"? Quote:
[...] it ought to be clear by now that “reform” means “whatever the Oz and IPA wants”. For example, tax reform doesn’t mean taxing mineral rents or carbon externalities or tax-dodging trusts and shell companies. In essence, it means taxing food and giving the proceeds to the rich. Anyone concerned with good policy should stop using this word in a positive sense.


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