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Driving the Global Economy with the Brakes On

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

With the right set of measures, the worst can definitely be avoided, and the recovery can be put back on track. These measures can be taken, need to be taken, and need to be taken urgently.

To Get Our Economy Back Hold Cheaters, Fraudsters And Exploiters Accountable

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The spiral-to-the-bottom and inequality we are suffering is not an inevitable result of globalization, it is what happens when we don't hold cheaters ...

"Made in America" and the State of the Union

Scott Paul | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Scott Paul

"Made in America" is a wildly popular notion across the political spectrum. The President has uttered the phrase dozens of times over the past year. So, it shouldn't be shocking for him to say it on January 24. But, what's behind the rhetoric?

How, Exactly, Does Trade Bring Prosperity?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

I work for a labor union in the aerospace industry. We are 100% in favor of trade. We make products the rest of the world wants to buy. With increas...

Trade Winds -- Has the Spectre of Protectionism Blown Away?

Tamim Bayoumi | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tamim Bayoumi

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.

China: Continued Abusive Trade and Now a "Blue Water Navy"

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The latest noteworthy example of China's protection of its industries -- and its 'rest of the world be damned' behavior -- is it's allowing its steel industry to duck yet another global environmental initiative.

A World Without China

Ann Lee | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Ann Lee

Whether it is nurturing more innovation, retraining unemployed workers, or reining in our addiction to debt, the only thing standing in the way of the U.S. from solving its problems is U.S. leadership.

Government's Travels

Al Checchi | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Either we are serious about strengthening our domestic economy and creating jobs or we are willing to sacrifice them for other priorities.

U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness in Global Trade

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While we continue to run large deficits in manufactured goods annually, there are lots of advanced economies with long records of positive net exports. If you think the difference is prices, you're thinking like an economist... and you're wrong.

We Need a Manufacturing Agenda

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

While there is room to strengthen the agenda further -- by adding major regulatory reforms -- it provides the building blocks of what is needed for strengthening manufacturing competitiveness, economic growth and job creation.

The Reciprocal Market Access Act and IP Protection -- Too Long Overdue!

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Right now, three fundamental premises underpin America's overall global economic and trade policy. Each is deeply flawed, especially as it relates to our single most important trade relationship, which is that with China.

Helping Afghans Build Afghanistan

Edward Corcoran | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Continuity means an enduring commitment from the international community. The Afghan population must have confidence that they will not be abandoned and subjected once again to turmoil, civil war and economic disintegration.

Andrea Stone

Obama-Harper Border Deal Raises Privacy Concerns In Canada, Yawns In Washington | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Considering the political obsession within the 2012 Republican presidential field over border security, the announcement of a new initia...

Hungry for High Net Worth Clients? Platform in Hong Kong and Take a Bite From the DimSum Bond Market

April Rudin | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business
April Rudin

What does Hong Kong have in common with Facebook, business intelligence software, and new mobile medical diagnostic technologies for physicians workin...

South American Oil Pipeline Is Of 'Transcendent Importance'

AP | By PATRICIA RONDON ESPIN | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia said Monday that they plan to boost trade and are looking to build a pipeline to carry ...

Trade and Public Health: a Decade of Double Standards

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

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.

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.

The Puzzling Persistence of APEC

Walden Bello | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Walden Bello

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation has just concluded its annual summit in Honolulu, once President Obama's home turf. It will probably be most rem...

Cuba's Economic Reforms Herald New Resolve by Castro; Time for US to Reform Relationship

Michael Shank | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Michael Shank

The US can make some important contributions by acknowledging that Cuba's reforms are real and by ensuring Cubans are getting the cash and credit they need to make use of the newfound freedom to start small businesses.

Carbon Trade Wars: Why U.S. Should Accept EU Rules on Aviation Emissions

Jonas Meckling | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Jonas Meckling

The EU's move on aviation emissions is leading the way on climate, potentially triggering an upward spiral of climate regulation.

For Peace in Kashmir, Look to Dublin

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

The decision by the government of Pakistan to grant Most Favoured Nation status to India is a significant step towards improving not only economic opportunity in the region, but bilateral relations between the two South Asian powers.

It's the Trade Deficit!

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

A huge part of the reason we can't get out of this unemployment slump is the trade deficit. We don't buy American and neither do our "trade partners....

NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

Laura Carlsen | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Corporate control of the food system locked in by NAFTA not only starves people in Mexico. It locks in a profoundly unhealthy food system for the entire region. No one expects the situation to get better by itself.

Working Together for a Safe and Prosperous Cyberspace

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Nigel Sheinwald

UK-US partnership on cyber issues goes back to the very beginnings of the Internet. In fact, the Internet may never have come to be without collaboration between UK and US researchers.

Zach Carter

Why Rupert Murdoch Lobbied For Closer Ties With Panama | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate News Corp. lobbied in favor of the new Panama free trade pact, according to federal lobbying disclos...