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Here's What Free Trade Agreements Could Mean For You

Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens

Free trade deals between the US and foreign countries are designed to give US Exporters a competitive edge, to mitigate the negatives aspects of our strong currency, higher labor and manufacturing cost for our top export commodities such as Aircraft, Automotive, and food products to historical trade partners as well as new and emerging markets. So if you look at it from this perspective Free-Trade is good! Right?

Restoring trust in our trade policy

Stan Sorscher | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

I'm in favor of trade. I don't know anyone opposed to trade. A better question is, "How should we manage globalization?" We've lost trust in our app...

The TPP And Free Trade: Time To Retake The English Language

Dean Baker | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

We will be bombarded with speeches and columns from President Obama and other illustrious figures telling us how it is important to approve the TPP for a variety of reasons. We can be certain that one of the reasons will be the inherent virtues of free trade. They will not be telling the truth.

Five Facts You Should Know About the US-South Korea Alliance But Don't

Thomas Byrne | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
Thomas Byrne

Since the Korean War ended six decades ago, the United States and South Korea have built an enduring alliance founded on mutual interests and shared p...

Like Nixon In 1968, Pence Could Become The Consensus GOP Candidate in 2020

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Should Trump lose the upcoming election, Pence would be wise to follow a strategy similar to the one employed by Nixon. Like Nixon, he will not be constrained by a full-time job. He can spend 2018 campaigning for Republican candidates across the nation, collecting IOU's, and keeping his name in the news.

Like the Nordic Model? Embrace Free Trade

Kai Mykkänen | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Kai Mykkänen

The American left's admiration for the Nordic societies is legitimate but somewhat misconstrued. It's about free markets, not big state. This is an important point that warrants closer attention in the middle of the U.S. presidential campaign.

Is That Really How You See Us?
A Mexican Response To US Election Season

The Conversation Global | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
The Conversation Global

During the 2012 US presidential election, Mexico - or rather, the idea of Mexico - wasn't an issue. Looking back from 2016, maybe irrelevance wasn't such a bad thing after all.

You Don't Have To Agree With Donald Trump To Be Upset About Trade Policy

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics

Until the 2016 presidential campaign, the role of trade policy inside the Beltway was only tangentially concerned with analyzing the global flow of go...

The Paul Krugman Problem And Why It Matters

Ian Fletcher | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Here's a question: guess which public figure wrote the following passages? The language in the second one is a bit technical, but shouldn't be impossi...

Trade Deal Predicted To Spell Economic Disaster For UK And Europe Hangs In The Balance

Mark Dearn | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

After tens of thousands of people once more took to the streets of Europe to protest secret trade deals this week, the EU faces a critical moment tomorrow (Friday).

Ensuring that all People are Included in the Benefits of Trade

Anabel González | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Anabel González

This week, I will be attending the World Trade Organization's Public Forum in Geneva, which brings together policymakers, business leaders, civil soci...

Trump Says the U.S. Is Too Focused on Globalization. Is He Right?

Quora | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics

Is Donald Trump right that U.S. policies have focused too heavily on globalization? Was this bad? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing...

Hillary Clinton Confidante Undermines Obama's Signature Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers is calling into question the terms of President Barack Obama’s most prominent outstanding...

As Distrust Mounts, U.S. and China Battle Over New Rules of Global Order

Wang Jisi | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Wang Jisi

BEIJING -- Chinese people fear that regardless of who moves into the White House in 2017, the United States will put more pressure on China to restrain its behavior.

Trump Goes to Mexico

George Friedman | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
George Friedman

Donald Trump made a move that will either go down as sheer genius or utter idiocy. Trump's problem is that he is continually behind Hillary Clinton in the polls by about five points. He is also substantially behind her in the electoral college.

No, Hillary, Tariffs Wouldn't Lead To Trade War

Ian Fletcher | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Hillary Clinton recently dismissed the idea of getting tough on those of America's trading partners who run up huge surpluses against us on the grounds that it would lead to "trade war." But this is almost certainly not so.

Don't Scapegoat Trade

Dr. Jonathan Doh | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan Doh

This Presidential election cycle has emerged as one of the most unusual in recent years, and not only for the obvious reasons. For the first time since before World War II, both candidates are seriously questioning the benefits of freer trade.

TPP Is Not Dead, Unfortunately

Lori Wallach | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

The reports of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's death have been greatly exaggerated, unfortunately. It would great news if the pact, which would mean more power for corporations over our lives and government, and fewer good jobs for Americans, were ready to be boxed and buried.

Democracy And Capitalism May Be Headed For Divorce

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

The financial calamity of 2008 laid bare ugly problems in the global economic order. The mess has now festered into a political crisis that jeopardize...

Why Stop The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Dana Geffner | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Dana Geffner

At the Democratic National Convention signs read No TPP, a concert is traveling the U.S. called Rock Against the TPP, and even Donald Trump wants to stop the TPP.

Trump's And Clinton's Economy Plans: Eight Essential Reads

The Conversation US | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gave dueling economic addresses this week, offering contrasting visions of where we are now and where each candidate would like to take us.

Free Trade Bromides Wrecking America

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

Free trade not only cures cancer but also prevents aging! That should have been the lede of Douglas E. Schoen's Fox News recent op-ed this explaining his boundless, fact-challenged enthusiasm for free trade.

How Trump And His Allies Really Feel About Bernie Sanders Supporters

John A. Tures | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the media, Donald Trump and his allies have sought to "appeal" to Bernie Sanders supporters. But at GOP rallies and in Congressional votes, it's a different story.

The Case For China Trade

Jeremy Haft | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

The fact checkers have been chirping all day about Trump's acceptance speech. But we've heard nothing about the Great Job Creator's talking points about China, its currency manipulation, and how bad trade deals have killed jobs across America.

Post-Brexit UK Trade Policy: A Chance to Break Free

Simon Lester | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Simon Lester

Rather than the disaster that some may fear, the chance to develop a new trade policy could also be taken as a great opportunity.