Green Mercantilists like China, South Korea and Ukraine are adopting policies that give them and their domestic firms an unfair advantage, which not only harms the United States, but also limits global clean energy innovation.
You might think corporate money corrupts our political system, but the international trade system is where money really talks. The White House is touting the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a "21st century" trade deal, but many activists see it as a regression into economic imperialism.
The overall narrative being created by the Obama campaign is clear: Romney has through his business practices supported outsourcing in the past, and is likely to in the future -- unlike President Obama. Unfortunately, the story is not that simple.
You're on the road and parched, your Hydro Flask is empty, and the gas station's drinking fountain looks like a urinal. Good news: You can douse your thirst -- and your guilt -- with these eco-suggestions from our panel of beverage experts.
Got so much chocolate around the house that you don't know how to use it all? Love chocolate so much that you want to eat it in every meal of the day, not just for dessert but in actual food? Yes, you can.
The premise of my store was to provide a place where fair trade items from international artisans would be available. I wanted to provide a place where the "locals" could come together with some of the newcomers to our small town.
I learned that, for women and girls around the world, they don't have control over their health. What I also learned is that everything I do to optimize my health relates directly, is in fact, inextricably linked, to the health of the world's women and girls.
Next time someone says they feel guilty for owning an iPhone, ask if they were the one who decided to maintain a 73% profit margin while underpaying workers on 18-hour-shifts. To roll out new models at breakneck speed? To use conflict minerals and toxic chemicals?
Pornography is a fact of life, and parental controls and moralizing spoilsports won't make a dent in its exponential growth. But the bar needs raising. Maybe Fair Trade porn could reconnect us to a better relationship with the human body.
Debates in the United States in response to these disclosures have been how to assign blame or whether consumers can force Apple to be more ethical. This is not enough. The problems are certainly not limited to Apple or Foxconn.
Sub-Saharan Africa produces 70-74 percent of the world's cocoa beans. Should anything wipe out the cocoa crop from either of these producer nations, there is no other country that could quickly take up the slack.