Clinton Ties Social Justice to Fast-Track Trade Policy: In Venezuela, He Adopts Gephardt Stance
Strobel, Warren P., The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
CARACAS, Venezuela - Switching gears on a key policy question, President Clinton said yesterday that the drive for free trade must be paired with protections for the less-well-off who are suddenly thrust into the global economy.
"Whether we like it or not, global integration is on a fast track," Mr. Clinton said yesterday in a speech here in the Venezuelan capital.
But, he added, "we must also recognize that no democracy, including the United States, has yet found the perfect formula for growing a free economy while preserving and extending the social contract for all our people. That is why we must work harder to alleviate poverty, lift the conditions of working people throughout the hemisphere and give everyone a chance to be a winner in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Clinton Ties Social Justice to Fast-Track Trade Policy: In Venezuela, He Adopts Gephardt Stance. Contributors: Strobel, Warren P. - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 14, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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