Globalization is a catchphrase that doesn't describe current economic or political reality. That the phrase has so many unthinking users -- especially among America's political elite -- is disturbing.
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Colombia was ranked the most violent country in Latin America, and the top 11th most violent country in the world in the 2010.
Unbeknownst to most Americans inside and outside the Washington Beltway, free trade is inexorably losing its base of support on Capitol Hill. A new bill to repeal NAFTA is the latest hint.
On May 13, 2010, staff from the Washington Office on Latin America ("WOLA"), a D.C.-based human rights organization, met with long-time Colombian Amba...
In Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's op-ed this week in the Des Moines Register, he recognized that hunger could not be solved by raising product...
A major surge of exports is our best path out of recession, double-digit unemployment, and exploding deficits. We should set a national goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years.
Manufacturing is essential to rebuilding our economy and moving away from the debt-driven boom bust cycles of the past.
If President Obama and our Congress don't soon learn the lessons Alexander Hamilton taught us in 1791, we'll continue to see American industry slowly die.
It's so easy for U.S. corporations to set up an offshore tax haven in Panama, an intern could do it. Really! To make this point, Public Citizen's Glob...
Despite the claims of the Colombian government and those in the U.S. eager to consummate "free trade" pacts, the human rights situation in that country is deteriorating fast.
I don't know precisely when progressives in this country gave up on free trade. Because when they did, without perhaps even realizing it, they turned their backs on the developing world.
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Obama looks like he's starting to prioritize the Washington status quo on trade over real change.
Congress must work with President-elect Obama to design a policy for Colombia in which "free" trade is not built on dead worker representatives.
As President, Obama will need to confront two costly wars, global terrorism, an economy on the brink and a serious energy crisis. Don't expect immediate change.
We also have nearly 15 years of experience with NAFTA and it clearly did not deliver on most of its promises. It was sold as a job creator, but the United States has actually lost jobs.
For the past 15 years, anyone who opposed a so-called "free trade agreement" was labeled a protectionist. And that was the end of the story. The TRADE Act allows us to present an alternative.
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