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April 23, 2005

Alice In CAFTA-Land

Bob Harris points to a Los Angeles Times story about the proposed Central America Free Trade Agreement. CAFTA will raise the price of generic drugs in Central America, including ones used to treat AIDS. It will do this, of course, by strengthening patents, which are a restriction on free trade.

So calling CAFTA a "free trade agreement" is a particularly nice touch, one I'm sure is appreciated by people in Central America with AIDS. They probably feel how I would feel about a bill called "The Protection of Jon Act" that made it legal for GlaxoSmithKline to hunt and kill me.

Posted at April 23, 2005 12:09 PM | TrackBack

Nothing is as costly as free trade.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at April 25, 2005 06:26 AM