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Obama Free Trade Agreements

Trade Deals: Backdoor Financial Deregulation

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Lori Wallach

Wall Street has a new power tool to demolish financial stability policies, and it comes from a source many would not expect.

Global Trade: Not What You Think?

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Efraim Chalamish

As Congress approved three Free Trade Agreements (also known as Trade Pacts) with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia, I get the impression that there are two leading narratives.

"Free Trade" Fakery

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

This week, we'll see Congress vote on three so-called "trade agreements." Did you ever wonder why they call them "trade agreements"? So that they don't have to call them what they actually are -- treaties.

The Last Thing American Workers and Our Economy Needs...

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Unfortunately, the proposed free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama do nothing to address the significant flaws in the free trade model that prioritize the rights of multinational companies over the rights of workers and the American economy.

Trade Pacts Obama Is Flacking in Jobs Plan Would Increase Trade Deficit Say Government Studies

Lori Wallach | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Whatever one thinks about the idea of "free trade," the federal government's own studies predict that FTAs with Korea, Colombia and Panama would increase the U.S. trade deficit.

Hope for Obama's "Summer of Jobs"

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Segal

Why are labor groups, decision makers, and Congress stalling on trade agreements that would put Americans back to work, boost our exports, and increase our competitiveness in Latin America and Asia?

Is the GOP Really the Party of Free Trade?

William Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bernstein

Obama is highly intelligent, highly trained -- and he knows full well that the nation as a whole benefits from free trade, even if substantial minorities are harmed by it.