Heiko Recktenwald on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:54:25 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Digital leftism in a globalised world?

Am 28/01/17 um 08:40 schrieb Alexander Bard:
>    Because if it can be saved we can discuss taxation rather than trade
>    barriers. Distributed wealth is way way more benefitial for an
>    egalitarian society than trade barriers ever could be. And I insist on
>    that stance until I have seen proper arguments for the opposite.
>    Funnily I have searched for those atguments through the last 300 years
>    of economics literature and never found them. But I'm still all ears.
>    Until then I belong to the vast majority of Socialists who are in
>    principle pro free trade. Leftist Trumpism is just not my thing.
Maybe http://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de/deutsch/denkzeichen/ is what you
are speaking of.

Trade barriers are a very effectiv tool to give protection to local
industries or to trash them as in Gaza. Equality as in "equal trade" aka
"fairness" is between nation states. Political diversity, how can this
be wrong?

Best, H.

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