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Unformatted text preview: The governing body of the WTO has the authority to punish any member state that violates these rules. Many American laborers believe that such organizations hurt American industry and lead to outsourcing, transferring jobs formerly available to American workers to workers in other countries. Proponents of free trade—including the American government—however, argue that the benefits of free trade far outweigh the costs because free trade lowers the price of consumer goods and allows Americans to purchase more with their money. Kyoto in America Despite the fact that the president and the Senate have refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol, a number of state and local jurisdictions have adopted many of the treaty’s requirements. Similarly, a number of corporations have voluntarily complied with some of the protocol’s standards....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POS POS2112 taught by Professor Leslietaylor during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.
- Winter '09