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Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore

Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore

In the smoke and debris of last Monday’s riots, Baltimore local news is desperately calling for strategies to address the root causes of poverty and economic disenfranchisement of Baltimore’s residents, especially our youth. Meanwhile, the front page above the fold of the Tuesday, April 28 Wall Street Journal reads “Violence Erupts in Baltimore,” and next to it “Obama Presses Case for Trade Pact.” While the Obama administration and primarily Republican members of Congress are promoting an ominous bill, which was introduced and reported out of committees in both houses of Congress, Baltimore’s angry youth wonder where their opportunities went and...

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