Waylaid Dialectic

August 31, 2011

Trade Deal Arm Twisting…

Filed under: Trade — terence @ 10:19 am

I’ve defended AusAID quite a bit lately, but in response the latest bad press all I can say is why? What are the NZ and Australian foreign ministries (and aid agencies) so caught up in pressing trade deals on the Pacific.

As I wrote in my recent DevPolicy blog post, the Development benefits of these agreements is almost certainly trivial (if not actually negative in some small way). So why?

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