Free Trade: NAFTA and GATT
Free trade constitutes one of the most important and explosive issues of this era. NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and GATT, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, are the two major instruments of an emerging global economic order. Advocates of free trade contend that it will generate economic growth and create jobs. Critics argue that transnational corporations will benefit, real wages will decline and environmental degradation will accelerate. David Morris has made a special study of free trade. Interview.
David Morris is co-founder and vice-president of the Institute for Local Self Reliance, with offices in Minneapolis and Washington, DC. His articles appear in more than fifty newspapers and journals throughout the United States, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of several books on urban development, local self-reliance, energy and the environment, including The Trade Papers.