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Businesses Won't Hire Until Customers Start Walking In The Door

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Businesses are fed by their customers, not by tax cuts. Tax cuts only feed deficits. Customers coming in the door is what causes businesses to hire.

It Takes a Movement

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Don't ask the victims of this economy to sacrifice when those making out like bandits are given a pass. Tell us what you will cut and why. Don't pretend choices don't have to be made.

Trade Agreements Kill Jobs, Wages, Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Our trade agreements have pitted working people in countries that do not protect rights or people against the working people here who fought to win the protections of democracy. The result has been devastating.

Let's Get the Trans-Pacific Partnership Right

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
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Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The U.S. must negotiate transformative, high-standard 21st century trade agreements that leaves trade-distorting, unfair policies behind for once and for all.

Sarah Palin and Boeing CEO Tell Government Who the Boss Is

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

What can a democracy like ours do when giant companies say, "Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules! We don't got to pay you no taxes!" and "We will...

South-South Trade Is the Answer

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

In the recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, South-South trade is becoming a powerful engine for economic opportunity.

The Day After Tomorrow: A Different Kind of Trade

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Over the past three decades, global trade grew almost twice as fast as GDP. This allowed many developing countries to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.

BRICs and Mortar -- Building Growth in Low-Income Countries

Dominique Desruelle | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Dominique Desruelle

The so-called BRIC nations -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- could be a game changer for how low-income countries build their economic futures.

U.S.-China Summit: If Trade Were Trade...

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China has been selling but not buying and it's time for them to to start buying. That way we might be able use the word "trade" without wincing.

China Tells U.S. to Mind Our Own Business -- And We Should

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

It is time for us to engage in our own sovereign duty to protect American companies, workers and jobs from the trade manipulations and schemes others engage in.

Let Trade Be Trade

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Trade is supposed to be about trading. It is not supposed to just be a scheme to drive wages and living standards down by packing up factories and moving them across borders.

Friend or Foe: Should the United States Cut Aid to Pakistan?

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Nancy Birdsall

Some are asking: if Pakistan won't help the United States, why should American taxpayers keep giving them so much foreign aid? That question misunderstands the purpose of development assistance.

Why Trump Gets Traction From Trade

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Donald Trump is getting traction. He is talking about trade, jobs, China and manufacturing -- and it's resonating with a public sick of being told to ignore what is right in front of their faces.

The Deficit America Has Forgotten -- And Is Eviscerating The Middle Class

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

A huge component of our budget deficit is the result of unemployment, much of it caused by the trade deficit.

Our Job in Pakistan

Taha Gaya | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Taha Gaya

We are already making smart development investments in Pakistan in energy and agriculture, but until we make credible game-changing investments in basic education, we can expect those gains to be unsustainable in the long-term.

Just Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama needs to get the country out of the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya wars and get into the trade war. Appointing Jeffrey Immelt is just campaigning.

Obama's Colombia-Korea NAFTA Expansion Is Disgusting

Lori Wallach | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Lori Wallach

Today's announcement by the Obama administration of an "Action Plan" ostensibly aimed at addressing Colombia's horrific labor rights conditions is a remarkably cynical maneuver.

America's Relationship with India: A Source of Security in Times of Turmoil

Rajeev Sharma | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Rajeev Sharma

Imagine a country that declares its independence from Great Britain, forges democracy from diversity, enjoys robust economic growth, and emerges as a world power. You've just described the United States -- and modern India.

The Deficit Hawks Target Nurses and Firefighters

Dean Baker | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

In the next few weeks we will be treated to an endless parade of budget experts who will be yapping about "entitlements" and insisting that middle-income workers are living too lavishly. But while all these highly-paid experts have really impressive credentials, it is important to remember that they still overlooked the largest asset bubble in the history of the world. The deficit hawks are very good when it comes to whining about the deficit and demanding sacrifices from middle-class workers. They just aren't very good when it comes to understanding the economy.

William Alden

Radiation Fears Threaten To Deepen Japan's Economic Struggles | William Alden | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Still reeling from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan must also contend with a force that could further stall its delicate econom...

Obama's Latin America Trip Didn't Make Headlines But Signals Region's Growth

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Ramos

The good news about Washington's imperfect and somewhat indifferent foreign policy -- and the media's neglect -- for Latin America might actually serve as a compliment to the region's growing stability.

Scaling the Mount Everest of Trade Barriers to Create Jobs

Robert Holleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

Reducing software piracy would send ripples of stimulus through the broader IT economy, thereby creating jobs, spawning new enterprises and driving growth.

William Alden

Yen Intervention Resolves Immediate Crisis, But Japan's Economy Still Threatened | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The yen eased off its all-time high Friday as the world's major central banks lent their support, but Japan's economic troubles are far from over, exp...

William Alden

Industrial Nations Intervene As Rising Yen Threatens Japanese Trade | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE 8:00 AM: The yen fell against the dollar Friday, as the currency intervention announced Thursday night began, Reuters reports. Japan's central...

Things President Obama's Briefing Papers Can't Tell Him About Brazil

Marilia Duffles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marilia Duffles

As you land in Rio de Janeiro with its magnificent mountains rising from the ocean, you may think you're landing in Honolulu. Next you will notice that Brazilians are truly happy.