Post Pulls Out the Stops In Pushing Its Trade Agenda

The Washington Post is a huge supporter of trade agreements like NAFTA that put non-college educated workers in direct competition with low-paid workers in the developing world, while largely protecting the most highly educated workers like doctors and lawyers. They push this selective protectionism by calling it "free trade." They also call anyone who disagrees with their agenda of selective protectionism, which is designed to redistribute income upward, a protectionist.

The paper really outdid itself today with a front page editorial that used the term "free trade" in the headline and 7 other times in a 900 word article.

--Dean Baker

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