Fetch the Bolt Cutters: Reflections on Racial Capitalism and the NAFTA/USMCA

20 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2024 Last revised: 14 May 2024

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J. Benton Heath

Temple University Beasley School of Law

Date Written: February 8, 2024

Abstract

From the pecan orchards of West Texas, this paper offers a reflection on the utility of racial capitalism as an organizing frame for understanding international trade and trade agreements. The paper is also a tribute to other scholars in this field, whose work long precedes my own. It is an expanded version of a presentation given for an symposium at Brooklyn Law School in October 2023 on Promises and Challenges for the Future of North American Trade, and it is written for readers who may be unfamiliar with this body of work.

Keywords: International trade, international law, foreign direct investment, race, capitalism, pecans

Suggested Citation

Heath, J. Benton, Fetch the Bolt Cutters: Reflections on Racial Capitalism and the NAFTA/USMCA (February 8, 2024). Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024-10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4721207

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