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Panama Free Trade Agreement

Why Free Trade Isn't Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

The U.S. continues to lurch down the rubble-strewn path of free-trade fantasy economics, signing yet more trade agreements when the ones we already have haven't delivered as promised.

Free Trade Agreements Mean Job Losses in the Other Country as Well

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Bill Ong Hing

Labor groups argue that the FTAs will result in more U.S. job losses. Obscured by the the debate, however, is the potential for negative economic effects in the partner countries as well.

Obama Pushes Huge Free Trade Deals to Wednesday Vote

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

These trade agreements achieve a rare trifecta: it's hard to imagine a single initiative that at one time could so infuriate anti-corporate activists, labor unions, and environmentalists at the very moment these disparate movements are finding solidarity and support in the streets.

Trading Our Future: Tax Cheating and the Panama Free Trade Agreement

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

If you want to know why politicians are so eager to pass a free trade agreement with Panama this month, type "Panama offshore banks" into Google and look at the paid ads.

No, Obama, We Don't Need Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia, and Korea

Ian Fletcher | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

You think America has learned its lesson from NAFTA, which the Labor Department has estimated cost us 525,000 jobs? Think again.

More Free Trade Agreements? When NAFTA Failed?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

With the Republicans and the Obama administration attempting to rush headlong into a new trade agreements with Korea, and possibly also with Panama and Colombia, it is incumbent on Americans to apply a bit of empiricism.

Free Trade and the Tea Party: Puppets or Rebels?

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

If Tea Partiers want to get back to the original intent of the Constitution, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says plain as day that Congress has the power "to regulate commerce with foreign nations."

Corporate Rewards: Controlling U.S. Trade Policy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The Economic Policy Institute estimates that the proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement would cost America 159,000 jobs and enlarge its trade deficit by $16.7 billion in its first seven years.

Schwarzenegger: Congress's Delay On Free Trade Agreements Is Costing Jobs

AP | By KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEOUL, South Korea -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged the U.S. Congress to quickly ratify pending free trade agreements with South Korea, ...

Arthur Delaney

Intern Sets Up Offshore Tax Haven In Panama (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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...