In an era of nationalism in American politics, can globalists still make an effective case? What do international institutions like the UN and EU even do for America in the first place? And why is it worth preserving them — besides the fact that we set many of them up in the first place? AEI’s Dalibor Rohac joins the podcast to answer these questions and more.

Dalibor is a Resident Scholar at AEI, where he studies European political and economic trends. He is concurrently a visiting junior fellow at the Max Beloff Centre for the Study of Liberty at the University of Buckingham in the UK and a fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London. Most recently, he is the author of In Defense of Globalism.

 

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  1. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    Globalism sucks for the middle classes. It does wonders for the Big Time Investors.

    Globalism is about out sourcing of jobs, with factories and even customer service and data entry going to third world nations. It is about in- sourcing, by which the Major TV Networks blather on 24 hours a day that unless every migrant standing at the border with a crying infant is immediately admitted, we Americans will all be guilty of Hitlerian -styled genocide.

    Charts sent out to everyone on the Left show that massive immigration allows for a 2% net hike in the GDP. What is not explained clearly in the charts is that this is a median, the same type of accounting trick that shows that should Bill Gates move to a backwoods-y enclave of 4,000 residents, the median income is now over 100 million bucks a piece for each of these residents.

    People in the know understand that should the UN’s own Agency for Migration succeed, some 250 million individuals will be re-patracized into other nations, to help alleviate these individuals from the hazards of war, poverty, and global climate change disruptions. Those critical of this policy insist that the current day $ 57,000 per household income average of the US will dwindle down to around a measly $ 22k.

    People like Dalibor don’t care. Like Barack Obama, they will be floating around on some 19 million dollar yacht when the real and totally devastating effluvia hits the fan. It is the rest of us who will have to tighten our belts, and learn to live on less. For example, already in Calif we have power outages being established as part of a new ten year “normal.”

    Americans will find out that it is normal to have jobs handed over to the newest immigrants as hiring guidelines become re-defined to help the neediest at the expense of those of us who need to pay reparations for our “white privileged” ancestors of the past.

    Tucker Carlson already spent one summer showing the public what it looks like to have a FAA who has “streamlined” hiring practices such that an applicant gets extra points for not knowing English, for not having any training in the appropriate field of study and for not being in this country more than five years. This would be tragic in any circumstance, but in the specific circumstance of hiring for air traffic controllers, it is beyond belief!

    Someone needs to explain to the Dalibors of the world that when a nation loses a vibrant and healthy middle class, there is no longer any possibility of a democracy or representative Republic. Of course, those who are heavily into the coming AI don’t really care about such a situation. Who needs a decent type of government when the main thing is profits for those at the top?

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  2. RS711 Listener

    Global trade increases economic output and is responsible for the tremendous growth we have seen over the past 100 years. I am an accountant so I guess I am just using my Jedi Mind Tricks I mean accounting tricks to make people believe this but my statement is as close to an economic fact that there is. Only crazy people like Bernie Sanders have traditionally been against free trade favoring the trade policies of the former USSR and Cuba.

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    • December 5, 2019, at 7:16 AM PST
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  3. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    RS711 (View Comment):

    Global trade increases economic output and is responsible for the tremendous growth we have seen over the past 100 years. I am an accountant so I guess I am just using my Jedi Mind Tricks I mean accounting tricks to make people believe this but my statement is as close to an economic fact that there is. Only crazy people like Bernie Sanders have traditionally been against free trade favoring the trade policies of the former USSR and Cuba.

    Anyone who uses the ubiquitous but faulty expression “free trade” is guilty of not thinking things through.

    The issue has nothing to do with Bernie Sanders. Bernie is a tool now as he was in 2016.

    The issue does have a lot to do with President Trump, however. He understands that the nation needs to have trade policies written that are much more fair to our nation than to those we have signed on with.

    In all the major “free trade” treaties we have already signed, we have signed away many of our sovereign rights. This is why due to NAFTA, the state of Calif had to offer up over 700 millions of dollars to a Canadian MTBE firm when the state’s top officials realized that MTBE was a toxic chemical that had no place in the state’s automobile gasoline fuels. 

    Trump realizes that the nation deserves a more equitable playing field. We should be able to buy items we need from foreign nation, and then also be able to stop buying those items if we wish to, rather than be enslaved to some trading terms that a destructive trade agreement like NAFTA forces us to abide by.

     

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    • December 5, 2019, at 8:43 PM PST
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