Category Archives: free market isn’t free

Contact your congress critters!

From Public Citizen:

The Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act, sponsored by fair trade champions Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), was first introduced last year and eventually gained 80 House and Senate cosponsors. This landmark legislation sets forth in concrete, detailed terms a progressive vision for good trade agreements in the future and criteria to renegotiate existing failed pacts like NAFTA and the WTO.

Watch Global Trade Watch’s Director Lori Wallach discuss our strategy for building a new trade and globalization agenda in 2009.

The form to fill out is located here on their site.

Gotta love those Equity firms..NOT!

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CompUSA, who has been struggling mightily for the last few years since Best Buy started popping up everywhere, has been bought by a private equity firm. The private equity firm, Gordon Brothers Group, has stated their intent is to close all stores and sell off the assets. What this means to consumers is:

Less choice in the technology market and, for this Christmas season at least, some majorly good deals as CompUSA sells everything they have in stock at deeply discounted rates.

I love a good sale as much as anyone..but I can’t help but wonder how this will affect areas like mine which are basically small towns with limited access to a variety of stores for all kinds of goods and services, without driving my ass down to Hell-A in a four hour roundtrip commute.

For some reason, the movie “Pretty Woman” just popped into my mind..hmmm.