Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed

Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed

by Sherrod Brown
     
 

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The subject of widespread attention when first released, including the pages of the New York Times Book Review, Myths of Free Trade provides a front-row seat to the Washington spectacle of corporate lobbying and political intimidation that keeps the free-trade mantra alive as American policy, despite all the evidence of its failure.

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The subject of widespread attention when first released, including the pages of the New York Times Book Review, Myths of Free Trade provides a front-row seat to the Washington spectacle of corporate lobbying and political intimidation that keeps the free-trade mantra alive as American policy, despite all the evidence of its failure.

U.S. Representative Sherrod Brown—a leading progressive voice in Congress and a twelve-year veteran of Washington’s trade wars—takes apart free-trade dogma, myth by myth. His book is an accessible, personal, globe-trotting chronicle, taking the reader from the coffee fields of Nicaragua to the sweatshops of China; from the toxic wastelands on the Mexican border to the halls of Congress.

Described as an “essential primer” by The Progressive and a “voice of truth” by Public Citizen News, this edition includes a fascinating update that describes the congressional battle over the Central American Free Trade Agreement—a battle led by Tom DeLay on one side and Sherrod Brown on the other.

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From the Publisher

"Sherrod Brown demolishes the seven myths of NAFTA, and the ‘wonders’ of free-trade. . . . In Brown we have an eloquent public servant—rather than a go-along private one." —Studs Terkel

"Sherrod Brown reveals the power, corruption, and lies behind U.S. trade policy." —Eric Schlosser

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565849280
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author


United States Senator Sherrod Brown serves on the Senate Committee on Finance, the Senate Committee on Banking, the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, and the Veterans Affairs Committee. Previously, he represented Ohio’s 13th Congressional District and served on the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. Brown has also taught in Ohio public schools and at the Ohio State University. He is the author of Congress from the Inside. He lives in Washington, D.C., and Cleveland, Ohio.

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