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Asian Countries Declare War on Cigarettes

AsiaToday | Posted 10.16.2016 | World

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Asian countries are taking measures against smoking. Japan's health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said that the gove...

Treaties, Trade and Government By the People

David Morris | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Representative Ryan is correct that Congress is not voting on TPP. But he's wrong that if fast track fails Congress will be unable to "even consider a trade agreement." Of course it can.

Crisis of Self-Government

William E. White | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
William E. White

Today, We the People are losing confidence in our institutions. But the treasure of American self-government is too precious to take for granted, and far too precious to discard.

What It Takes for Trade to Reduce Poverty in Africa

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Despite tremendous progress in poverty reduction over the last two decades, poverty still persists. Along with South Asia, Africa is a region where large numbers of people continue to live in extreme poverty.

Why a Flat Tariff on All U.S. Imports Would Work

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

I advocate protectionism. But one standard criticism is that this would just result in politically connected industries getting tariffs raised on the...

China, U.S. and the Politics of Failure

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Who killed Evergreen Solar? Conventional wisdom blames Chinese solar panels. But it's not a fully adequate explanation.

Do We Need a Democracy Tariff?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

We can and should set a "Democracy Tariff" on goods that come from countries that do not protect their workers and/or environment.

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.

Never Short the United States

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Official figures point to optimism and job creation. The most critical job creation policy depends on the U.S. Treasurer's report on China's heavily subsidized currency.

Greece: How Bad Could it Get?

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Europe is learning that lesson. Perhaps instead of leading to the unraveling of the Euro and the EU, this crisis could solidify both.