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Does free trade harm the environment?

Environmentalists argue that trade liberalization harms the environment. The decisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in particular have been the subject of much criticism. Carbaugh has described environmentalists' three primary assertions (Carbaugh, 2004):

1 Write on the Disadvantages on how trade liberalization does not conflict with morally conscious environmental policies. write 1 pages with References in your own words Disadvantages(counter-arguments)

Proponents of trade liberalization argue that freer trade might actually improve the quality of the environment. For example, the international environmental policy of the U.S. and other industrial nations is based on the "polluter-pays principle." This approach is intended to give producers the incentive to develop more pollution-control techniques (Carbaugh, 2004).

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Trade liberalization indeed harm the environment and conflict with morally conscious environmental policies. When proponents of trade liberalization argue that free trade actually improve the quality of environment, they fail to consider the negative impact of destruction of natural resources and environment by global corporations that take advantage of trade liberalization to exploit scarce natural resources and destroy environment in their pursuit of producing higher quality products at cheaper costs.

Global companies are taking undue advantage of weak environmental laws and plundering natural resources at an alarming ...

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Write on the Disadvantages on how trade liberalization does not conflict with morally conscious environmental policies. write 1 pages with References in your own words Disadvantages(counter-arguments)

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