The Facade Of The Free Market in Global Trade

When asked, our leaders will proudly tell us how we must compete globally. They will tell us how we must demonstrate the virtues of the free market here and abroad. They tell us that we must innovate and invent to compete in the world market.

Here’s what they don’t tell you: labor markets in other parts of the world are not free. I found a very interesting example of that here, at the Films for Action website. It’s a nice short film documenting the labor struggle in Cambodia. When workers in garment factories ask for a decent wage, they are denied…