No, for example, it will be at least next year before the WTO case thats pending against us is decided.
Initial waves of the eviction tsunami are already in sight, just offshore. Around mid-July, we’ll see the real Independence fireworks begin as domestic forces protect what they serve by throwing families out in the street a block at a time. Another massive spectacle on hand while negotiating Saharan dust monsters, killer hornets, mega-metropolitan mutations from SARS2, and maybe some unexpected events, as well. Life is full of surprises.
Convulsions of so-called “markets” at the death-bed of late capitalism are imponderable, even meaningless: like anoxic death-throes of the body a soul just departed.
If people cant take in people maygbe they can help them by giving them a place to keep their stuff they can afford in their garage or basement. So they dont lose it. Or taking temporary care of a pet.
With a trillion dollar backlog in US bridge maintenence (another metric confirming that the US has reached third world status) there are likely to be fewer bridges for homeless to live under.
We’ll lose the Democratic majority in many areas as renters once evicted wont have a place to vote… maintaining an address in cities will be impossible for people who lose a right to continue renting a long held apartment at a rent stabilized rent… Its a Republicans wet dream, breaking up the majorities in cities. A lot of people will lose pensions too if they can no longer stay at jobs in cities because they no longer have a place to live there. Of course our leadership will cry their crocodile tears. I can see them now. Buildings now vacant of a third of their renters will be cleared of the rest by eminent comain or buyouts. Then they will be torn down, replaced by Gothic Ugly condo constructions.
If I were a young person I would move to some other country. Now, before the rush.
Those aren’t bridges, those are condos in Trumpville.
It is so hard for me to express how odious this callous system is–we will have to stay in the streets and throw a monkey wrench in the system itself. Cruel beyond endurance is capitalism.
“cruel beyond endurance”
Its an education for the country.
This is rather disturbing that care of children is considered a trade agreement service (subject to exclusion) deemed public or non-profit. Does this mean children are now a commodity??
In GATS? I have no idea, but the scope is very wide. It only matters if government money is involved. If the government pays then maybe GATS rules apply. Generally it tries to make sure that everything is done via its partcular set of lenses. Yes, its entirely possible that foreign countries might be involved if they are cheaper.
“services“ includes any service in any sector except services supplied in the exercise of
a service supplied in the exercise of governmental authority“ means any service
which is supplied neither on a commercial basis, nor in competition with one or more
They (foreign firms) might actually be very well suited to certain kinds of work.
The problem as I see it is:
1.) Its depressing to wage scales, and likely to make entire industries pay much less than today, basically denying lots of people jobs that they might otherwise be able to do. Some of those jobs are really had and deserve decent pay.
2.) once ut begins it becomes an entitlement and cant be turned off, unless with withdraw from GATS which at that point might cost hundreds of trillions of dollars, money the ciounty wont have, because we’ll be reeling from the loss of jobs and tax money
3.) Also it will kill Social Security to have a great many perhaps more than half- the better jobs its entirely possible - skilled workers, teachers, nurses, doctors, IT specialists, engineers, etc. replaced by other ones who make much less (around minimum wage will probably be the norm) and leave after a few years wanting to take their money out.
In the link (it is for Canada but no doubt still applies) all services are covered unless excluded, childcare was one of them and can be determined by governments if decided. It reeks of commodification, and even Bernie Sanders endorses it as a normal function of society and worthy of subsides in his plan.
Yes, of course, negative list is indeed that, also it contains an implicit"standstill" which freezes further regulation, showing why we have such bad government they are paid actors, paid to just say no no no to everything because they already plan to make it so we cant DO anything.
The ultimate plan is to basically have guest workers doing more and more of the work. They dont care what our people do. They are on their own.
They want to give the rich firms in poorest countries the jobs so they can pay off the Third World Debt. Thats a lot of jobs.
I’m not kidding.
Just to clarify, GATS is hybrid or positive list approach. But TISA is the new one they are working on now. Its Negative List so it will just cover everything no confusion as to what is covered and what isnt, everything will be covered. Very good for people with family money like the Clintons and Trump dynasty because they will be able to buy up all the foreclosed houses.
It will be a time when being rich is being really rich and being poor is being really poor.
Sounds like a monarchy disguised as a pretend democracy.
Sounds like conditions that should lead to a general strike if not outright revolution but we will see if such a thing occurs. This is the sheeple of the U.S. we are talking about.
If what the article is saying comes true we soon won’t have a choice but be forced on the streets.
The government is bailing out the airlines, the cruise ship industry, the casinos, and they’re even buying the junk bonds corporations are printing up at record levels, all at taxpayer expense. But put a hiatus on rent and mortgages for the tens of millions unemployed, and that’s a no-go. What a warped sense of priorities this government has.
It’s not warped when you realize that the U.S. is just one big corporate conglomerate.
Yes those junk bonds are being bought up with money the FED just prints up. They are not using tax dollars raised.
They can print up money at will to buy junk Corporate bonds but insist they can not do this to fund SNAP , lower Rents, create a UBI , enhance Social Security or provide medicare for all.