Conservatives who support free trade in goods and services, but oppose greater migration, and liberals who support immigration but oppose free trade, both need to understand that the economic case for free trade in both labor and in goods and services is essentially the same.
Hard as it may be to believe, there are forces in Washington that oppose the revival of the U.S. manufacturing sector. Who are they, and how do we counter their efforts? I think -- roughly -- they fall into five groups.
In his second term, President Barack Obama has a historic opportunity to improve U.S. relations with China. Without an improvement in U.S.-China relations, however, there exists a grave risk that simmering conflicts between the two countries could worsen considerably.
eBay paints a remarkable new portrait of exporters in the digital age and should spark a discussion about how policymakers can remove more of the obstacles that would allow exporters to meet the needs of international customers.
Trafficking in conventional weapons threatens our collective mortality no less than nuclear arms. The most important lesson from the Missile Crisis is simple: peace is fragile. Having survived those 13 days 50 years ago, it's now our duty to remember its lessons.
As the world increasingly adopts digital technologies and habits, improving the framework for information flows is essential to preserve the ability of innovators and entrepreneurs everywhere to participate effectively in the global marketplace of the 21st Century.
Trade policies are not a sexy business. Customs, anti-dumping, subsidies are just some of the concepts international investors are trying to avoid. Yet, recent weeks reminded all of us that trade can make headlines.
The failure of our manufacturing sector, resulting from the failure of our manufacturing policies, needs to be one of the main focuses of the upcoming presidential election. There are few problems as serious for the future of our country.
The global crisis has pushed trade reforms off -- or at least to the edge of -- the political radar screen. But shying away from improving the trade system in these tough economic times seems a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Today, the U.S. government is using negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement to demand aggressive intellectual property provisions that undermine the Doha Declaration and the safeguarding of public health. These harmful provisions must be removed.
Our growing exploitation of the Arctic represents a first chapter in the world's efforts to adapt to climate change, and we need to start having serious conversations about what just and responsible business looks like.
If we are to build upon the Arab Spring, the liberation of the Libyan people, and the flowering of individual rights around the world, our work starts at home, by defending American manufacturers and the American jobs they create.