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The TPP is dead: Time to transform the food system

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Donald Trump just killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The United States was to be the largest partner in a treaty that attempted to bring 40% ...

Let's Make America More Equal Again!

Harlan Green | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Harlan Green

As defeated Democrats mull over what slogan can equal or overcome President Trump's "Make America Great Again", I have a suggestion, one that might ev...

Putting China on our Border

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Envision a scenario where China stationed military forces in Mexico. The recent imprudent actions in international relations by President Trump poten...

What Issues Are Economists Focusing on in 2017?

Quora | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

Which major economic issues are most concerning to economists in 2017? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowerin...

Qua Vadis, Transatlantic Values?

Aylin Unver Noi | Posted 02.08.2017 | World
Aylin Unver Noi

The 70-year Transatlantic alliance between the United States and the Europe was formed around common values and norms that demanded commitment not jus...

Rising Political Risk in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

As the world continues to gyrate from the political paradigm shift under way with the rise of 'alternative' political movements, many countries will s...

Did someone just say "Industrial Policy?"

Stan Sorscher | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

Let's take a breath and step back from our circus-like introduction to the Trump era. A few weeks ago, we were trying to decode voters' messages in ...

Can the Trans Pacific Partnership survive after Trump?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
The Conversation Global

US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the country's withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Amitendu Pa...

Trump Declares TPP Still Dead. So Now What?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Trump formally withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Though TPP was killed by a long progressive fight that resulted i...

Good Riddance, Trans-Pacific Partnership!

Ian Fletcher | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Trump just signed an executive order beginning the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Good riddance.

The Unsung Heroes

Kathy Kemper | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

Jan. 20th, 11:07am With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcon...

Trump's Impending Presidency And Rising China Sea Tensions Are Putting Asia On Edge

Helen Clark | Posted 01.18.2017 | World
Helen Clark

PERTH, Australia ― As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump approaches, a number of world leaders are making last minute moves, bracing for America’...

Was 2016 the year the world turned its back on free trade?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business
The Conversation Global

Edgar Su/Reuters Julien Chaisse, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Qian Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong Fear of and misunderstanding about f...

Restoring Trust After Our "Free Trade" Charade Ends

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

The 2016 elections threw a bucket of cold water into the face of free-trade orthodoxy. It's no surprise that voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Penn...

TPP: How Obama Traded Away His Legacy

Lori Wallach | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Lori Wallach

resident Obama's election-year obsession with the TPP sent a message to American workers that was deadly to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

2017 Promises to be a Year of Unprecedented Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

There is no denying that 2016 was a year filled with significant and tangible unanticipated events in the political, economic and security realms. Whe...

Trade Restrictions To Redistribute Income Are Recessionary

Vijay K. Mathur | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Vijay K. Mathur

“Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.” ― Allen Greenspan In the presidential pri...

The Slow, Painful Death Of The TPP

Dean Baker | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

The TPP might be dead, but we will have to deal with its legacy in the form of President Trump.

Between an Uncertain Duterte and Trump and a Powerful China, Vietnam Sees Stability in ASEAN

Helen Clark | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Helen Clark

PERTH, Australia ― As the world catastrophizes about what a Trump presidency means for global security and stability, Vietnam and the Philippines ar...

Some Trade Deals on Hold after Trump's Election, but Danger Lurks in the Lesser-Known Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

Deborah James | Posted 11.28.2016 | World
Deborah James

Fair Traders who are celebrating the defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may see their hard work undone if the talks towards the proposed Tr...

What Would Happen If The U.S. Withdrew From The TPP

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

President-Elect Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should be taken seriously, despite how mercurial he has already proven to be in failing to follow through on a variety of other campaign promises.

Weekend Roundup: China Is Now the Only Major Power With a Global Outlook

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

President-elect Donald Trump’s “America First” policy marks an historic withdrawal from the world the United States has largely made. His admini...

These Charts Show Why Trump's Dismantling of Trade Deals Won't Bring Most Jobs Back

Edwin G. Dolan | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Edwin G. Dolan

Dramatic promises to restrict international trade were a signature element of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. So far, he seems to be following...

4 Reasons Why Rejecting The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Is Misguided

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
Lutfey Siddiqi

Greater trade integration will continue. However, grand multi-lateral arrangements will probably be superseded by cobwebs of bilaterals - between the US and a post-Brexit UK for example.

Trump Vows To Back Out Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Effectively Killing It

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump plans to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in office, putting the future of the sweeping trade deal in ...