Un tratado comercial engañoso

¿Cuándo es malo un tratado de libre comercio? Cuando su propósito subyacente no tiene que ver ni con el comercio ni con la libertad.

Rusia, Ucrania, Kazakistán y Bielorusia van a firmar un tratado así, haciendo un llamado a un "espacio económico unificado". En la superficie, un "espacio económico unificado" suena como algo loable. Pero, lamentablemente, el tratado sólo afianzará las prácticas comerciales corruptas y criminales del postcomunismo, sin hacer crecer el comercio ni la prosperidad.

Un enorme beneficio para ayudar a prepararse a los países se unirán a la UE fue el que se vieran obligados a cumplir las normas europeas en los ámbitos comercial, político y legal. El "espacio económico unificado" propuesto también tendrá sus propias normas: los modos y estilos de los oligarcas, los burócratas corruptos, los capitalistas que forman parte de la camarilla de iniciados y los fiscales políticamente tendenciosos.

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