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Free Trade
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From Seattle to Quebec City, it seems that whenever and wherever international leaders gather to discuss trade, environmentalists and union activists are there, registering their opposition to global economic agreements. First there was NAFTA, then the World Trade Organization (WTO) and now the FTAA, the Free Trade Areas of the Americas. Is Free Trade boosting democracy and economies in the developing world? Or is it just making the rich richer, the poor poorer and spreading sweatshops throughout the global south?

Jagdish Bhagwati is a University Professor and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Columbia He's the author of more than 40 books about international trade including "The Wind of 100 Days," how Washington mismanaged globalization. Professor Bhagwati has served as a special advisor to the director general of the World Trade Organization and to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. He is on the advisory board of Human Rights Watch, Asia.

Thea Lee is the assistant director for international economics in the public policy department of the AFL-CIO, a leading voice for labor unions in the United States. She was formerly an international trade economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. and an editor at Dollars and Cents magazine. Thea Lee is co-author of "A Field Guide to the Global Economy."

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