U.S. FTA Agreement

Listers & Kariuki:

This is very well put! So we as Kenyans need to ensure our very FAINT
VOICES are heard!

Mary

On Thu, Sep 3, 2020, 10:09 John Kariuki via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Ali, listers.
> Please remember that “Trade Agreements” are about “self-interest” of those
> initiating the process. They are not primarily intended to help developing
> countries.
> In our current situation, the other party has long experience in that
> field, including NAFTA(Mexico, US, Canada) in 1994.
> For a general brief on this subject, please read Chapter 3,”Making Trade
> Fair”, of the book – Making Globalization Work, by Prof. Stiglitz, who won
> Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001.
>
> Regarding our strategy, I would say the following. “A country is not a big
> company”, according to Prof. Krugman, a Nobel Prize winner in economics. He
> further adds” The skills learned in business are not useful while
> formulating economic policy. Even the best businessmen are often very poor
> in formulating economic policy. Business is about self interest while
> economic policy is about National Interest. It would therefore be naive to
> let private interests lead or even dominate national interest matters.
> They’re good at what they do but lack competence in matters of public
> policy.
>
> John Kariuki
>
>
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> On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 15:53, S.M. Muraya via kictanet
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