Kathleen Sebelius on Free Trade
Democratic KS Governor
Governor Sebelius has worked tirelessly to stabilize Kansas’ traditional agricultural economy, and encourage expansion in other bedrock industries like aviation and energy. She continues to reinforce Kansas’ economic anchors, fighting to create new markets for beef, grain, and technology both at home and overseas. Sebelius has also been a national leader in promoting the development and production of value-added Kansas agricultural products like ethanol.
Write New Rules for the Global Economy
The rise of global markets has undermined the ability of national governments to control their own economies. The answer is neither global laissez faire nor protectionism but a Third Way: New international rules and institutions to ensure that globalization goes hand in hand with higher living standards, basic worker rights, and environmental protection. U.S. leadership is crucial in building a rules-based global trading system as well as international structures that enhance worker rights and the environment without killing trade. For example, instead of restricting trade, we should negotiate specific multilateral accords to deal with specific environmental threats.
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