The alleged upside of the deal for developing countries -- increased access to rich country markets -- would have been of tiny benefit, even according to the World Bank.
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In this age of globalization, the Chinese government can no longer assume that its whole-hearted embrace of free markets can occur without its own citizens pushing for other kinds of freedoms.
McCain and Obama recognize how linked our country's fortunes are to the rest of the world -- the United States must again become the world's great persuader, not only its enforcer.
America needs a national effort to raise education standards in every state. Not dictate what should be done in the classroom -- but states are not, competing individually in the global economy.
No doubt the absence of Obamamania across the Pacific has much to do with the fact that modernizing Asia is more attentive to interests than values. They see Obama and Democrats as protectionist.
With U.S. investors taking advantage of every opportunity to buy up property and businesses overseas, resistance to foreign investment here is seen around the world as the height of hypocrisy.
Obama is highly intelligent, highly trained -- and he knows full well that the nation as a whole benefits from free trade, even if substantial minorities are harmed by it.
From sea to shining sea, we've taken water for granted while spilling blood for oil, even though water's by far the more precious commodity.
Without any act of terrorism, global hubs such as Dubai, Bombay, and Cairo have regressed decades, temporarily halting the tremendous economic machine that the Internet has become.
Increased trade, outsourcing and offshoring do not create unemployment but boost the number of jobs in advanced economies, a study of European labour ...
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