Dec 20, 2022 • 1HR 4M

The Price Labor Paid for Free Trade (Robert Wright & Adam Dean)

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Robert Wright
Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
Episode details

2:27 The legacy of free trade in America
4:55 Adam’s new book Opening Up by Cracking Down, about the repression of union activism in developing countries
18:17 Car bombing and other ways Argentina subdued labor in the 80's
28:08 Why did the US open up trade so early?
33:03 The quasi-dystopian law India used to break strikes in the 90’s
38:12 Underacknowledged long-term effects of free trade
42:49 Is a pro-labor approach to free trade possible?
57:46 Making globalism great again

Robert Wright (, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Adam Dean (George Washington University, From Conflict to Coalition). Recorded December 15, 2022.

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