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.
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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.
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.
I advocate protectionism. But one standard criticism is that this would just result in politically connected industries getting tariffs raised on the...
Who killed Evergreen Solar? Conventional wisdom blames Chinese solar panels. But it's not a fully adequate explanation.
We can and should set a "Democracy Tariff" on goods that come from countries that do not protect their workers and/or environment.
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.
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.
Europe is learning that lesson. Perhaps instead of leading to the unraveling of the Euro and the EU, this crisis could solidify both.
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