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Smoot Hawley

WARNING: The Internet Might End in December

Peter Schwartz | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Peter Schwartz

The challenger countries will once again try, as they did last December in Dubai, to wrest control from the coalition of stakeholders that has been governing the Internet under a contract with the U.S. government. If they succeed it will be the end of the world as we know it. There will be no Internet. There will be many nets: ChinaNet, Euronet, maybe Deutsche Net and France net and Brazil Net and Russia Net. It will resemble the world before the Internet with many private networks and a constant challenge of interconnection.

The Emerging Anti-Trade Coalition, and Its Dangers

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Isolationism and nationalism are the handmaidens of an economically anxious and frustrated middle class. That was the lesson we learned 80 years ago, but forgot.

Protectionism Didn't Cause the Great Depression

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The myths behind Smoot-Hawley continues to poison U.S. policymaking even today, as it renders the U.S. government fearful of retaliating against problems like Chinese currency manipulation.

There Will Be No Trade War

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

If you were going to start a trade war against the United States, it is unlikely that your first salvo would be on chicken parts, or as the Chinese rather charmingly first announced, on dorkings.

Ryan Grim

1937 Haunts Democrats During Spending Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama ventured to Capitol Hill to meet with House Republicans shortly after Inauguration, he was met by a barrage of questions about th...