Progressive Alternatives for Trade Policy

1 November 2018: Jim Stanford, a leading progressive economist speaking at New Zealand’s alternative trade conference last week, argues in this video that “free trade” is not actually about a market free of rules, but about rules that favour corporations and prevent governments from regulating in the public interest.

These rules can be challenged by strong community movements that have an alternative progressive vision for fair trade which contrasts with Trump’s “America first” vision that will lead to conflict, recession and war.

He presents ten points for a progressive economic and  trade policy based on preserving the power of governments to regulate in the public interest, guaranteeing  labour rights and human rights, and economic policies for a more equal national and international economy.

Read more on these principles here and here.