On: "A New Low for China Bashing by Stephen S. Roach - Project Syndicate"

In response to the linked article (below) by Stephen S. Roach, former Chairman and Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley Asia, and currently a senior fellow at Yale's Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, I say that everyone knows China isn't entirely to blame. China didn't force the US to sign NAFTA into law.

That was the laissez-faire crowd who suckered the American people into accepting trade deals where the other countries didn't have to come up to US environmental and labor standards. They are the ones who, for instance, shot Michigan in both feet.

Let's not suffer from short-attention spans. Globalization under "free trade" has been terrible not only for the US but the world. We could have had fair trade, clean trade, sustainable trade rather than the current disaster that began with the movement to undo the New Deal.

Stephen S. Roach

A New Low for China Bashing by Stephen S. Roach - Project Syndicate.

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