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NAFTA Has Harmed Mexico A Lot More Than Any Wall Could Do

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

President Trump is unlikely to fulfill his dream of forcing Mexico to pay for his proposed wall along the United States’ southern border. If it is b...

The TPP is dead: Time to transform the food system

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Donald Trump just killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The United States was to be the largest partner in a treaty that attempted to bring 40% ...

The Trouble With Trade: People Understand It

Dean Baker | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Dean Baker

In the case of trade, the public is onto the game. And elites are doubling down to hide the truth.

Let's Make America More Equal Again!

Harlan Green | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Harlan Green

As defeated Democrats mull over what slogan can equal or overcome President Trump's "Make America Great Again", I have a suggestion, one that might ev...

Staying competitive takes inclusive trade and immigration

David MacLennan | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
David MacLennan

Staying competitive in business means economic growth and jobs. In a world where new markets are opening every day and new competitors are changing th...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The NAFTA Renegotiation

Simon Lester | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Simon Lester

There is no great need to renegotiate NAFTA. Most of its flaws or omissions would have been corrected by the TPP negotiations, which established new t...

Truthiness On Trade

Dean Baker | Posted 01.30.2017 | Business
Dean Baker

The people who think they were hurt by trade are right. It is the people who blame technology who are misinformed or worse.

Restoring Trust After Our "Free Trade" Charade Ends

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

The 2016 elections threw a bucket of cold water into the face of free-trade orthodoxy. It's no surprise that voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Penn...

TPP: How Obama Traded Away His Legacy

Lori Wallach | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

resident Obama's election-year obsession with the TPP sent a message to American workers that was deadly to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

2017 Promises to be a Year of Unprecedented Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

There is no denying that 2016 was a year filled with significant and tangible unanticipated events in the political, economic and security realms. Whe...

Forget Carrier: The Trump Administration Will So Pro-Business, Anti-Labor That "It Will Make Your Head Spin"

Terry Connelly | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Terry Connelly

Our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, is often misquoted as opining flat out that "the business of America is business." The man who presided over the...

An Open Letter To Donald Trump Voters

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The real question is, how will you react when he fails to deliver on his promises?

I Am Not Afraid Of 'President Trump'

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

While I joined half the country last Wednesday morning in wishing it was all just a bad dream, I believe the zombie-apocalypse-like Trump presidency that Democrats viscerally fear may never materialize.

Blowing Up the System

Bob Weidman | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Bob Weidman

Still trying to make sense of the Trump debacle. This is a bit long, but bear with me. My father and grandfather before him had an embroidery compan...

The Unsurprisingly Surprising President-elect Donald Trump

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Well, as I wrote all along on the innumerable occasions when the media declared the race over (see my archive link below), this presidential election...

Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.28.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous p...

Imagining Donald Trump's Presidential Tweets

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

January 20, 2017 dawned bright. Temperatures approached the lows of the second Ronald Reagan inaugural, but that cold was nothing compared to the frig...

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?

President Obama Explains the Difference Between TPP and NAFTA

Quora | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Quora

What are the major differences between NAFTA and the TPP? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

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...

Trade Agreements Under Attack: Can They Be Salvaged And Is It Worth It?

Anabel González | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Anabel González

Trade agreements are under attack because of a combination of traditional and new factors.

The Looming Legitimacy Crisis (Or, Who Does Russia Really Want As President?)

William Bradley | Posted 10.12.2016 | Media
William Bradley

So maybe Donald Trump's candidacy really is dead this time. Unlike all the other times the media and various high-minded types who have consistently f...

Mike Pence Opposed Donald Trump's Trade Agenda For His Entire Career

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics

When Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was asked during Tuesday’s debate about the state of the economy, he went into a litany of GOP ...

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.

Union Workers Share What They Really Think Of Trump

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The AFL-CIO has found, however, that only a small faction, fewer than a third, of its members are Trump supporters.