Banana Trade War
U.S. versus the European Union
The Clinton Administration is willing to launch a trade war in order to protect U.S. banana workers.
But wait! There aren't any U.S. banana workers!
So let's get this right -- the administration is willing to abandon free trade and attach huge tariffs to a wide array of European goods in demand by American consumers, disrupting individuals and many small businesses, all in order to help a couple of multinational fruit companies that happen to have headquarter buildings in the U.S.
You see, these companies are mad because the Europeans prefer their former colonies as a source of bananas. So you might say we have a clash of U.S. neo-colonialism vs. European neo-colonialism.
The thing that both sides care least about is you.
Here is your best source for the full story -- a new Special Report looking at the trade war between the European Union and the United States over bananas. Covering all angles -- from the impact on Caribbean growers to the role of the WTO (World Trade Organization, the undemocratic semi-secret bureaucracy that doesn't know what freedom is but is supposed to rule on it).
You can go to the report directly by clicking right here. Then come back!
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