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Lesser America

Lessons From 20 Years of NAFTA

Stan Sorscher | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

NAFTA and numerous subsequent trade deals perform very well for investors and global businesses, while leaving most workers and communities at a disadvantage. The NAFTA model has failed.

Because They Can

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Aerospace workers in Washington State made a clear statement in favor of rising living standards. It's a rare pause in the middle class decline of the last 30 years.

We Decide How to Share Gains

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We can rehabilitate a Social Contract that connects us. With a restored self-image, we can reverse Citizens United, rebalance our political process, and find trade policies that serve society as a whole.

We All Do Better When We All Do Better

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Lately, the public mood has gone the opposite way. Simply put, we are told that we will all do better when most of us do worse.

Harvest America or Invest in America

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We have strong historical and constitutional values about one-person one-vote and a government responsive to local communities. Right? Well, no. That's not right. Quite the opposite.

Cutting Workers' Pay and Benefits Doesn't Help Economic Recovery

Stan Sorscher | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We are told we can't afford social investments. Sure we can. To me, social investment often out-performs what I could do as an individual.

Korea-U.S. Deal Undercuts Civil Society

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stan Sorscher

I am 100% in favor of policies that raise our standard of living. What I oppose are trade policies that deindustrialize America, erode the middle class and compromise long-term prosperity.

Making Business Succeed

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

To get into balance, we need to restore the social contract -- the deal that public resources are rightly used to promote business, and in exchange, businesses recognize a duty to shared prosperity.

Upward Spiral Instead of a Downward One

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When I was young, the purpose of public policy was to raise our standard of living. Not so much, anymore. Now, public policy is designed to make busin...