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Foreign Aid, Free Trade and Shaping a Global Community
Last Featured: 8/9/2004

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Pictures of third world poverty are powerful and have moved Americans to try to alleviate the misery. Since WWII, the U.S. has spent more than $300 billion in foreign aid. Now, some in the international community say foreign aid has failed, pointing to long-term dependency and depressingly little economic growth. It is time, they argue, to open the doors to free trade and invite third world nations into the global marketplace. Opponents say trading in farms for factories may sound appealing, but the controlling powers are more interested in profits than poverty. They say trade deals are rigged and the only thing close to “free” is the sweatshop labor of third world workers.

Lori Wallach is founder and director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. A trade lawyer, Ms. Wallach has represented the public interest regarding globalization in Congress and foreign parliaments, the courts, government agencies, and the media. Described as "Ralph Nader with a sense of humor" in a Wall Street Journal profile and dubbed "the Trade Debate's Guerrilla Warrior" in a National Journal profile, Ms. Wallach has testified on NAFTA, GATT-WTO, and other trade issues before over 30 congressional committees, other countries’ legislatures, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Daniel T. Griswold is associate director of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies. He has authored studies on globalization, the WTO, immigration, and trade and democracy. He has had articles in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Financial Times and has appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, PBS, the BBC, Fox News, and MSNBC. He has testified before Congress and federal agencies on the trade deficit, steel trade, immigration, and costs of protectionism. Before joining Cato, Griswold served as a congressional press secretary and an editorial page editor. He holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics.

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"What we call foreign affairs is no longer foreign affairs. It’s a local affair. Whatever happens in Indonesia is important to Indiana. As long as any cannot enjoy the blessings of peace with justice then indeed there is no peace anywhere."

— President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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