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Failure of Korean Trade Deal Voids TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Just like NAFTA, just like China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), free traders swore that the Korean deal would shower jobs and economic prosperity down on America. It didn't happen. Actually, the exact opposite did.

China Protects its Workers; America Doesn't Bother

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Currency manipulation violates free market principals, but for China, doing it makes sense. This potent action by a major economic competitor raises the question of when the United States government is going to stop pretending currency manipulation doesn't exit.

Sorely Needed: New Trade Vision

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

American workers and American manufacturers don't oppose trade. They can compete on a level playing field with anyone in the world. But the current trade regime, swept in without serious analysis on the back of Fast Track authority, has failed to provide a level playing field.

Geithner: China 'Very, Very Aggressive' In Stealing U.S. Technology

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Thursday that China is holding to its decades-old strategy to steal American intellectual property, in a p...

The Korea Trade Deal Is Lose-Lose

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lori Wallach

The bottom line for the U.S.-South Korea FTA is that some large U.S., Korean and Chinese multinational firms could gain at the expense of the majority of people in both countries.

Growing Patent War: Nokia v. Apple

businessinsider.com | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Nokia's patent war with Apple is getting ugly. The Finnish mobile giant just filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging ...

Some Jobs Taxpayers Don't Need to Buy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

A second stimulus is completely reasonable at a time when there are six unemployed Americans for every job opening and when it takes six months on average for an unemployed worker to find a job.

In Trade, Too Often, the Victim is Blamed

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The U.S. media strongly supports protections for copyrighted material like movies and music, but it isn't so sympathetic of trade cases involving manufactured goods, like Chinese-manufactured tires.

CEOs, Union Leader Agree: Manufacturing Strategy Crucial

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Since precious few Americans, even those in the same political party, agree on how to realign America, a typecast smack down between CEOs and unionists might have begun when they met. But it didn't.

Unions Battle New Age Robber Barons

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

To succeed now, unions must be able to stand toe-to-toe with global corporations on their own turf, which means in many cases unions too must be global.