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Trade Liberalization and Morally-Conscious Environmental Policy

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Trade liberalization conflicts with morally-conscious environmental policies. While it is true that economic growth is necessary for general welfare and that economic growth requires the use of many natural resources that these resources are also affected, it is also true that only with moral conscious policies and rules that establish a priority the protection the environment, we can have a better world focused on the ecological protection.

What is the argument to support this?

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The above argument can be easily supported. As stated in the argument, trade liberalization is the easiest and most common way to stimulate growth, which develops the economy. However, the cost of trade liberalization is oftentimes seen as outweighing the benefits, and when we look at the argument, we can see why. The trade liberalization makes it possible for countries to trade without restriction. Because we have some countries that are bigger and more developed in both technology and more developed financially, we have an inherently unbalanced system between the larger country and any other country that they will trade with, in free trade from the trade liberalization. Because larger countries have more natural ...

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Trade liberalization conflicts with morally-conscious environmental policies. While it is true that economic growth is necessary for general welfare and that economic growth requires the use of many natural resources that these resources are also affected, it is also true that only with moral conscious policies and rules that establish a priority the protection the environment, we can have a better world focused on the ecological protection.

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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, 2005):
- Trade liberalization conflicts with morally-conscious environmental policies.

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, 2005).
recreate and evaluate the arguments and counter-arguments for the environmentalists' assertions described above.
Part 1: Recreate the arguments/counter-arguments
Approach this as an exercise in critical thinking; your goal is to represent a party's argument as accurately and as thoroughly as possible. For each argument and counter-argument, present the following information:
1. The party you represent
2. Your party's interests or objectives
3. Your party's assertion
4. A summary of the available evidence that supports your party's assertion and/or examples that illustrate the assertion.

Part 2: Summarize and evaluate the arguments/counter-arguments
write a document in which you:
1. Summarize each argument and counter-argument. Be sure to note the relevant parties in the debate and their interests/objectives.
2. Evaluate the arguments and counter-arguments. Be sure to address the following questions:
Can the conflicting positions in these debates be resolved? If yes, how? If not, why not? Your answer should be well-reasoned and supported with examples.

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