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Trans Pacific Partnership

Has Abe got Trump's measure? Golf diplomacy puts Japan back on the green

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women's University Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe managed to be the first foreign leader to visit then president-elect Donal...

The Trouble With Trade: People Understand It

Dean Baker | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Dean Baker

In the case of trade, the public is onto the game. And elites are doubling down to hide the truth.

Truthiness On Trade

Dean Baker | Posted 01.30.2017 | Business
Dean Baker

The people who think they were hurt by trade are right. It is the people who blame technology who are misinformed or worse.

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...

Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of TPP Trade Deal

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Par...

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.

Trump’s Trade Rep Pick Gets Some Actual Praise From Progressives

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Robert Lighthizer, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to serve as the next U.S. trade representative, is drawing some positive rev...

We'll Soon See Trump's True Trade Agenda

Dean Baker | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Dean Baker

While he railed about currency "manipulation" in the election campaign, he also complained that other countries didn't grant our companies adequate market access or respect the patents and copyrights of U.S. companies.

TPP And Other 'Trade' Deals Aren't Even About Free Trade

Dean Baker | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics
Dean Baker

Deals like the TPP are unlikely to substantially worsen the jobs situation, but this is only because most of the trade barriers with most potential trading partners are already low.

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...

Donald Trump Is Wrong: Chinese Trade And Investment Benefits U.S.

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.29.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Despite the sometimes scathing criticism of trade this past presidential election, international commerce is good--both imports and exports.

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.

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

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 ...

These Are the Likely Winners and Losers of Trump's Foreign Policy

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

Elections, as the saying goes, have consequences. As always, the presidential race will prove to be particularly impactful ― especially beyond our s...

Democrats Will Need New Leadership That Offers Alternatives To Neoliberal Failure

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The polls were wrong, the unthinkable has happened, and Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, with a Republican Congress.

Why You've Seen People Burning New Balance Shoes

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.10.2016 | Style

People are threatening to burn and throw away their New Balance sneakers after a company exec voiced what sounded like a corporate endorsement of Pres...

Welcome to Trump’s New World Disorder

Philippe Legrain | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Philippe Legrain

LONDON ― So much for the end of history. Twenty-seven years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collapse of communism in Europ...

Truth: The First Casualty In Trade Debates

Dean Baker | Posted 11.07.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

As the country prepares for the election this week, we should also be prepared for the day after the election. President Obama has indicated that he wants one last stab at pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress before leaving office.

Smile And Wave, Boys, Smile And Wave

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.04.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Many people, and a few penguins, will do anything imaginable to avoid confrontation when faced with blame or shame as a predictable response. We'd rat...

The Political Architecture of Britain and America Under Attack

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

On both sides of the Atlantic, political and business retaining walls are being torn down in the belief that they are of no structural importance. Messing with the political and business architecture is likely to have grave, and possibly terrible, effects on democracy and prosperity.