iOS app Android app


The G-20 Summit: Lessons from Pittsburgh

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

The G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh provides an opportunity for Americans to move beyond shibboleths of free trade and protectionism and to question the true functioning of the market.

Myths of Protectionism Are Spread to Exploit Workers and the Environment

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Why, exactly, is protectionism so bad? Why can't we have fair trade that lifts workers and protects the environment instead of unregulated free trade that exploits workers and the environment?

Myths of Protectionism: Stories You Are Likely to Hear in the Wake of the China Tire Trade Tariff Case

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama has decided to enforce our trade laws and imposed a three year tariff on Chinese tires. I suspect the country is about to witness a corporate hissy fit.

China Tariffs: Beijing Takes Aim At U.S. Auto Parts And Chicken Products

L.A. Times | David Pierson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China fired back against proposed tariffs on Chinese tires imported to the United States by announcing Sunday that an anti-dumping and anti-subsidies ...

Who Opposes American Manufacturing? II

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

A country's economic power comes from manufacturing. But while other countries have industrial policies, America has a de-industrialization policy.

Forging a Green Economic Recovery at Home

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edwin D. Hill

Manufacturing is moving into a new, energy-efficient stage, but it's in danger of leaving out the American worker altogether without an aggressive approach in Washington to encourage its domestic growth.

U.S. War on Drugs Is Killing Mexico

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

The Three Amigos Summit which just ended -- U.S., Canada and Mexico -- is the private gathering of North America's dysfunctional family.

Misuse Of The Words Protectionism And Trade Is Making Us Poorer

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Making things in America is crucially important to our future economy. But it matters as much that we use the right words as that we explore the right ideas and policies.

Trucks, Drugs and NAFTA: Time for Congress to do the Right Thing

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Mexico did not take lightly to the U.S. closing our border to their trucks -- that's why they're called "trade wars."

Will Protectionism Protect Our Workers?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Many in China already resent US economic bullying and blame Wall Street for selling them junk loans and infected financial products that have caused vast economic losses.

China May Ban US Chicken: WSJ

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China is expected to ban imports of U.S. chicken in coming days, a move likely to deliver a blow to the struggling American chicken industry and escal...

Liberal Groups Vexed By Obama Knocking Climate Bill

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liberal groups allied with the White House are fuming -- mostly in private -- about some comments President Obama made yesterday attacking a provision...

Fear and Looting in America: Krugman Takes on Globalization?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Les Leopold

We need to a new way to look at protectionism -- one that both protects the globe and that protects jobs.

Outsourcing Top Management: The Lesson of Fiat-Chrysler

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The economists and the media somehow failed to notice that professionals were intentionally sheltered from international competition and instead just trumpeted them as the winners in the global economy.

Silent Conspiracies

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president and Congress continue in their conspiracy of free trade in order to get the campaign contributions from Corporate America and the financial community.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

I don't think we'll ever teach Afghan warlords to like democracy and grow cotton instead of poppies.

G-20: I See England, I See France...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Horowitz

First the skinny guy shakes everybody's hand -- then he tells us he's got a cold!

Advice to Obama at G-20 Summit: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

I don't know precisely when progressives in this country gave up on free trade. Because when they did, without perhaps even realizing it, they turned their backs on the developing world.

Obama's Panama Opportunity

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

President Barack Obama will soon be making his first trip to Latin America to attend the Summit of the Americas. This visit is an important opportunit...

17 Of 20 Nations Have Broken Promise TO Avoid Protectionist Measures

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At least 17 of the 20 major nations that vowed at a November summit to avoid protectionist steps that could spark a global trade war have violated tha...

President Obama Sounds Like a Free Trader, So Why Are His Actions Contradicting His Words?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

Listening to President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress, I did a double take. "The only way to fully restore Amer...

Globalization Is In Retreat: Adrian Hamilton

The Independent | Adrian Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One by one the great and good of the land have stepped forward to pronounce on the wave of strikes over foreign workers and to condemn them. "Xenophob...

EU Officials Warn Against US Protectionist "Buy American" Bill

Deutsche Welle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States will not get away with expanding a "Buy American" protectionist measures as part of its economic rescue plan, European Union officia...

Protectionism Means Protecting Ourselves

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Some people make a lot of money for themselves by undermining our wage, safety and pollution standards. So they tell us that protecting ourselves is wrong.

Chinese Antitrust Law: The New Face of Protectionism?

Anu Bradford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anu Bradford

China's new antimonopoly law reflects the resurgence of protectionist sentiments in China following the increase in foreign acquisitions of Chinese corporations. How should the US respond?