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Trump Picks 'Death By China' Author For Trade Role

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line on trade with China, to head a newly formed White House ...

A 10-Point Plan to Grow Your Economy Through Innovation Mercantilism

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2016 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Files.) To the commerce minister of a developing nation: I write to you today from International Instit...

Blowing Up the System

Bob Weidman | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Bob Weidman

Still trying to make sense of the Trump debacle. This is a bit long, but bear with me. My father and grandfather before him had an embroidery compan...

Ten Ideas for the Next President for Dealing with China

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.31.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

How well the country navigates these rough waters will determine whether and when it fulfills its potential by combining the world's largest population, economy, and military.

Wait, Why Is The World Trade Organization Attacking Renewable Energy?

Ben Beachy | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

With the Paris Climate Agreement on the brink of entering into force and 2016 well on its way to being the hottest year ever recorded, you would think governments would be eager to support each other's efforts to fight climate disruption.

Ensuring that all People are Included in the Benefits of Trade

Anabel González | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Anabel González

This week, I will be attending the World Trade Organization's Public Forum in Geneva, which brings together policymakers, business leaders, civil soci...

To Solve Its Steel Crisis, America Must Stop China

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

China is gorging itself on steelmaking. It is forging so much steel that the entire world doesn't need that much steel.

How Trump And His Allies Really Feel About Bernie Sanders Supporters

John A. Tures | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

In the media, Donald Trump and his allies have sought to "appeal" to Bernie Sanders supporters. But at GOP rallies and in Congressional votes, it's a different story.

Billionaire Trump Claims Steelworker Status

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump stomped into my backyard just days before July 4 and claimed to be a steelworker.

Despite What Donald Trump Says, Free Trade Benefits Americans

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Unfortunately, we all will suffer if politicians make trade a scapegoat for misguided government policies which have made Americans less competitive.

The Leaks Go On: Before Another Secret Round of Negotiations on the Proposed "Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)," WikiLeaks Releases Even More New Hidden Documents

Deborah James | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Deborah James

The 18th round of negotiations on a secret deal to limit public oversight over the services economy starts today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, and negotiators will have a new item on their agenda.

Quinoa is good for you and for Andean farmers

Arancha González | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Arancha González

© Tomas Munita/ITC Why your quinoa salad is good for rural communities in the Andes, and how to make it even tastier Worried that your love for qui...

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.

A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The American public has had enough of wars, doesn't know what to believe when politicians speak, and is more interested in taking care of things at home. This is not likely to change when the next president takes office, and Clinton and Trump know it.

Will Hillary Repudiate Bill on the China Trade?

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

A rock and a hard place. Scylla and Charybdis. Sanders and Trump. These are just some of the metaphors and men Hillary Clinton finds herself caught between on the trade issue.

Land of Trade and Greed: Death By China

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Peter Navarro

This is the theme song to the film Death By China, narrated by Martin Sheen -- remixed and reimagined by Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Calliat.

The WTO Just Ruled Against India's Booming Solar Program

Ben Beachy | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has rul...

TPP Would Further Emasculate America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

NAFTA and the TPP are giant greenbacks for multinational corporations. CEOs close U.S. factories, destroy the lives of American workers and collect bigger profits as a result of the less-than-subsistence wages they pay foreign labor.

A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries A/W 2016-17: 'Generation Africa' Tackles the Refugee Crisis with Fashion

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2017 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Backstage at the 'Generation Africa' show, photo by Trevor Stuurman I'll admit that the fashion show I most look forward to at every edition of Pitti...

Review: An Ultra High-Energy Novel About the 1999 Seattle Anti-World Trade Organization Protests

The National Book Review | Posted 01.14.2017 | Books
The National Book Review

The story begins in the morning, when Victor, a young, biracial vagrant wakes up and decides to sell weed to protestors in order to buy a plane ticket. When he fails at this task, he becomes involved in the protest itself.

The 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi -- a Successful Turning Point for the Multilateral Trading System

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and Ambassador Amina Mohamed hold up the draft agreement of the Nairobi Declaration to wide approbation on 19 D...

Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.22.2016 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...

2015: A Year in Review on Trade and the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 12.17.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Let's review 2015's trade-and-environment highlight reel -- which demonstrates why 2016 must be the year to stop harmful trade pacts and build a new model of trade that supports communities, our environment and climate.

US Corporate Cotton vs African Cotton Farmers at the WTO

Marie Clarke | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Marie Clarke

Developing countries have been long calling for rich countries to practice what they preach, and remove subsidies or allow them to support their own farmers. Over a decade ago, the US agreed to resolve the issue of cotton subsidies "ambitiously, expeditiously and particularly."