Global Free Logging Agreement
kegebein at planttel.net
Fri Oct 29 15:48:44 EST 1999
Bob Taylor wrote:
> > I will not filter my belief in free trade just because of
> > my "special interest". America's freedom is more important
> > than my bank account. If my profession is the same as a dinosaur,
> > let it die. If American timber growers and lumber producers
> > can't compete in the world market, we deserve to wither away.
> How else do you propose mediating competition between two radically
> different systems for producing timber, such as the Canadian vs. U.S.
> systems for harvest from public lands? It seems to me that the Canadian
> system is designed to produce a fixed volume from a given area of forest,
> almost regardless of whether the market is up or down.
> Bob Taylor
I don't propose any system to mediate or regulate or tax
competition from foreign producers.
That is how freedom works, through free markets.
It isn't nice and organized.
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