The free market was built for nations, not the world.
Trump just said he’d force Apple to make their damn computers in America, and this raised a crib-howl from techies. You know, those super-intelligent “humanitarian progressives” who somehow finesse the fact that their cherished gizmos are manufactured in foreign factories where the workers are virtual slaves.
Techies: “Slaves? Just the cost of doing business. We still love everybody.”
For the moment, to avoid ad hominem arguments, let’s forget that Trump made the remark; and let’s also forget that truly free markets don’t exist on a macro scale.
Here is the obvious knock-you-in-the-face truth: you can’t have a level playing field if you allow US companies to go abroad, set up factories in places where their costs are minimal, and export those products back to the US. That kind of operation destroys companies who are making the same products in America, at much higher costs.
This isn’t economics. You don’t need algorithms to figure it out. You don’t need experts to weigh in with their fatuous bloviations. Anybody with three active brain cells can see the truth.
Here is the bottom line: free markets, to the degree they exist, were never designed for international trade. They were designed for national economies. Read the rest of this entry »
And you thought that Monsanto only patented its proprietary genetically engineered seed varieties. WRONG! Monsanto is the name, and all seed control is the game.
It appears that Indian melons with a natural resistance to viruses was detected. A natural resistance. No genetic engineering required. So, being the stalwart defender of anything goes in the quest to grab control of the world’s food supply, Monsanto filed a patent on it.
Fortunately, someone was looking and forced the European Patent Office to revoke the fraudulent patent. Let’s just call this attempt at owning the world’s natural seeds as well as its laboratory’s spliced and diced concoctions exactly what it is – an act of biopiracy by the first and foremost purveyor of poison on a plate, Monsanto. Read the rest of this entry »
Barbara H. Peterson
Recently I started a campaign to raise money to keep Farm Wars out of foreclosure and posted this campaign on the site:
With donations through the mail, MoneyGram and this YouCaring campaign, Farm Wars has raised 75% of the stated goal of $3,800. I have no doubt that this goal will be reached, thanks to you, my faithful readers. This letter is for you.
I come to you humbly, and in awe. When I reached out, you were there.When I was down you lifted me up. You supported me when the floor gave way beneath me. You picked me up when I fell. You brushed me off and set me back on my feet. Loyalty such as this cannot be bought or sold. It cannot be traded or stuffed in a sock and hung on a mantle. You have given me more than physical support, you have renewed my faith and given me hope. You have shown me that there is still left on this earth, decency, caring and love. And I will be forever grateful. Thank you.
Help Barb and the critters at FarmWars keep their home!
The critters and I are facing foreclosure on our home and need your help to catch the payments up. Once we we are caught up, we can manage things from there. We got behind because our partner decided to take the money and run, leaving me with no way to pay the mortgage and feed the critters. Feeding the critters came first, so that is where the remaining funds went. I now have a source of income, but need your help to catch up on the mortgage payments so that I can keep the critters and provide a roof over our heads.
This home is used to house rescue animals, raise organic veggies, the Farm Wars Mini Milkers line of goats for family milking, and has been our home for 15 years. Moving the animals and all of our stuff will not be possible, especially in the snow, so if the mortgage is not caught up, we will essentially, be left homeless, and the critters will have to be given to shelters. The horses are elderly and would most likely be put down. I am doing everything in my power to keep this from happening, and need help. Thank you!
You can also help by purchasing one of my books here: