A comic with two characters: a funny cartoon goat, and a funny cartoon sheep. Character 1 says: 'D'you know what makes me really furious? The whole idea of free trade.' Character 2 says: 'Whoa, strong feelings there. I take it you disagree with those who insist that removing barriers to trade is always the right thing to do?' Character 1 says: 'Well yes, but that's not what I was talking about...' Character 2 says: 'Ah. Is it that you view the free trade ideology as no more than a smokescreen to cover the naked greed and corruption of our global trade system? ' Character 1 says: 'I agree with that too, but that's not the thing that fills me with rage...' Character 2 says: 'What then?' Character 1 says: 'It's the term itself: "free trade".' Character 2 says: 'Yes. And..?' Character 1 says: 'People can be free. But trade? It's an abstract concept. It has doesn't have thoughts or emotions. It doesn't yearn for freedom.' Character 2 says: 'Um, free trade just means not having import and export taxes and stuff like that.' Character 1 says: 'I know. But that's the problem; the words and the concept don't match. And freedom is one of the most precious concepts we have.' Character 2 says: 'So... you think free trade is called that because "free" sounds good to people? It's a sort of advertising trick?' Character 1 says: 'Pretty much.' Character 2 says: 'Hmmm. Well, come to think of it, the older word for "advertising" was "propaganda"...'

Free trade

A comic with two characters: a funny cartoon goat, and a funny cartoon sheep. Character 1 says: 'D'you know what makes me really furious? The whole idea of free trade.' Character 2 says: 'Whoa, strong feelings there. I take it you disagree with those who insist that removing barriers to trade is always the right thing to do?' Character 1 says: 'Well yes, but that's not what I was talking about...' Character 2 says: 'Ah. Is it that you view the free trade ideology as no more than a smokescreen to cover the naked greed and corruption of our global trade system? ' Character 1 says: 'I agree with that too, but that's not the thing that fills me with rage...' Character 2 says: 'What then?' Character 1 says: 'It's the term itself: "free trade".' Character 2 says: 'Yes. And..?' Character 1 says: 'People can be free. But trade? It's an abstract concept. It has doesn't have thoughts or emotions. It doesn't yearn for freedom.' Character 2 says: 'Um, free trade just means not having import and export taxes and stuff like that.' Character 1 says: 'I know. But that's the problem; the words and the concept don't match. And freedom is one of the most precious concepts we have.' Character 2 says: 'So... you think free trade is called that because "free" sounds good to people? It's a sort of advertising trick?' Character 1 says: 'Pretty much.' Character 2 says: 'Hmmm. Well, come to think of it, the older word for "advertising" was "propaganda"...'

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