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This video shows why we must stop TPP to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Ilana Solomon

The climate movement has achieved critical wins recently. Protecting the Atlantic coast from offshore drilling, stopping fracking in New York, and def...

Economists, Public Opinion and International Trade

Kirby Goidel | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Kirby Goidel

Among the more fascinating aspects of politics are those curious intersections where expert analysis and popular opinion collide. Perhaps nowhere is t...

Is The Trans-Pacific Partnership Obama's Vietnam?

Dean Baker | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Dean Baker

As a concession to President Obama, the Democratic platform does not explicitly oppose the TPP. However it does include unambiguous language opposing investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms - the extra-judicial tribunals that are an integral part of the TPP.

The Case For China Trade

Jeremy Haft | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Jeremy Haft

The fact checkers have been chirping all day about Trump's acceptance speech. But we've heard nothing about the Great Job Creator's talking points about China, its currency manipulation, and how bad trade deals have killed jobs across America.

Trump's Acceptance Speech Promises Repudiation Of Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Ian Fletcher

Remaining in the political character he has had for at least five years, Donald Trump's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention reiterated his determination to walk away from America's current policy of free trade.

Over Intransigence of Rich Countries, Developing Countries Win Mandate on Trade for Development

Deborah James | Posted 07.23.2016 | Home
Deborah James

In the realm of institutions that govern the global economy, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) stands out. While the Int...

President's US Visit Reinforces Mexico's Importance to Main Street America

Jason Marczak | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Jason Marczak

For the second time in less than a month, Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama are meeting to explore how to deepen collaboration in issues ranging from s...

Mexico Must Take Action To Protect Its Democracy

Richard Trumka | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Richard Trumka

In the shadow of the U.S. presidential elections, Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto returns to the White House this Friday to talk trade, immigration, and security with President Obama. The two met in Canada less than a month ago, but there is indeed much unfinished business.

Trump: Pulling Down the Pillars

Matt Gold | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Matt Gold

Last week's release of the Ghostbusters reboot recalls the original's classic scene where Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) gravely warns Peter Venkman...

Live From A Contentious Convention, It's The Alliance For American Manufacturing

Scott Paul | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Scott Paul

Our logic for participating is simple: If there were ever a presidential contest where the issues demanded our presence at a political convention, this is the one.

Is Donald Trump Serious About Trade, Or Anything?

Dean Baker | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home
Dean Baker

While many working people would agree that recent trade deals have not benefited them, they have good cause to be skeptical about Trump's get tough promises.

Real And Phony Problems With Our Trade Deals

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Andy Schmookler

According to Mr. Trump, the United States has been had -- out-bargained and out-maneuvered by other nations. So our country gets hurt by the deals, while other nations make out like bandits. But there's no sign of that.

Attempted Hijacking: Trade for Development!

Deborah James | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Deborah James

Rich Countries Work to Undermine Mandate UN's Premier "Trade for Development" Agency at 14th Conference of the United Nations Conference on Trade and ...

Brexit: What Cometh Now?

Shohini Kundu | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Shohini Kundu

One camp believes that as the UK retreats within its domestic borders, there will be a flight of capital to larger safe-haven economies, driving down the British sterling, and thereby increasing the cost of imports.

The Wealth Of A Nation

Frank Trentmann | Posted 07.12.2016 | Home
Frank Trentmann

This historic chapter has fundamental lessons for today. Brexit is not just about economic costs and benefits. The fall of the pound, worried investors and anxieties about house prices -- of course, these matter.

Labor Union That Endorsed Sanders Says It Backs Clinton Now

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home

One of the major labor unions to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the Democratic primary announced Monday that it is endorsing former Secret...

Free Iran: The Largest Iranian Opposition of Its Kind

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.10.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

It is the world's largest gathering of those who advocate freedom and democracy in Iran. A mass "Free Iran" rally is being held in the French capital,...

World's Top Banker Says Trump Would Choke The Global Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home

The world’s top banker said Thursday that the policies advocated by Donald Trump could strike a major blow to the world economy. In an interview wi...

How To Resist Isolationism

Joel Richard Paul | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Joel Richard Paul

Donald Trump misses the mark. We don't need a tougher negotiator to protect America's economic interest. We need tougher enforcement measures for existing trade agreements.

Trump's Obsession With Chinese Currency Manipulation Is Sooo 2014

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home

When Donald Trump spoke about his economic policy ideas at an aluminum plant in Monessen, Pennsylvania, last week, he came out especially strong on cu...

By Attacking TPP, Trump Is Running To Hillary's Left On International Trade. What Does That Mean?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.04.2016 | Home
Ian Reifowitz

What happened this week is that both presidential campaigns--one directly, and one indirectly--staked out positions on the agreement.

Trump’s Trade Plan Will Hurt The Very People He Promises To Help

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.04.2016 | Home

Donald Trump’s big speech about trade on Tuesday was relatively free of brazen lies. But the underlying message of the address -- a promise that his...

Exposing Trump's Trade Appeal To Working-Class Voters For What It Is

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Dave Johnson

Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is just a fraud.

How Can We Celebrate Independence Without Community?

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Jack Nadel

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unlimited and instant communication. Everyone's opinion can reach around the world. The internet does not discriminate -- it passes on the same content to thousands of different audiences but often with a variety of interpretations.

The Op-Ed Bernie Didn't Write, But Should Have

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Eric Schmeltzer

Here is the op-ed he should have written. Here is the op-ed that would have made an impact on the debate. It would have given him new relevancy, and stature, as he continues to try to reform the Democratic Party.