Free trade doesn't work, the global economy is a myth and the U.S. has been duped during trade negotiations for the past 40 years according to Ian Fletcher, author of Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why.
Despite the tireless efforts of the nation's editorialists, the American people don't believe in free trade agreements, and their failure to take instruction on this point is greater among Republican voters and independents.
If we don't transform military jobs into green manufacturing jobs, the US won't simply lose its ranking in the global economy. We will be dragged down by a self-defeating policy: peddling weapons that perpetuate the itch they are meant to scratch.
The United States filed a complaint against Guatemala for failure to enforce labor agreements outlined in a free trade deal with Central American countries, making it the first time the U.S. has brought a case against a trade partner.
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