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The Rhino War Zone

Natalie Lapides | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Despite all of these tactics and efforts, rhino poaching continues. These endeavors make a big difference, but they are ultimately just a Band-Aid over a deep, seeping laceration, and we need to make many changes to win this war.

Book Review: The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics, by Rod Hill and Tony Myatt

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

In their entertaining and readable Anti-Textbook, Canadian economists Rod Hill and Tony Myatt first present the conventional models of introductory microeconomics textbooks and then skewer them, drawing on a wide range of resources.

Congress Shouldn't Outsource Its Trade Negotiating Authority

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The looming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is potentially the biggest so-called "free trade" agreement in the world. And you've probably never heard about it. We can't allow this agreement to be rammed through Congress with an up-or-down vote.

On Manufacturing and Innovation

Ralph Gomory | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Ralph Gomory

We are allowing much of manufacturing, the great innovation engine that turns ideas into reality, to vanish quietly from our shores. Our global corporations may be benefitting from this; most Americans are not.

Austerity Discredited, Not Defeated -- Time to Fight for Jobs and Growth

Roger Hickey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

For four long years after the recession officially ended, conservative austerity policies have sabotaged America's economic recovery, condemning millions of Americans to unemployment and poverty. But conservative spending cuts still dominate policy.

Why the G8 'Commitments' Lacked Measurable Actions

John Ruthrauff | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

Civil society organizations should exert pressure on the G8 -- as well as the other G20 countries -- to take more concrete steps to address financial corruption, which is robbing both developing and developed countries of essential tax income.

Let's Support Immigration Reform

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Mexico and the United States will always share a border and it's our job to take advantage of this proximity to benefit the more than 460 million people living in North America, 94 percent of whom reside in Mexico and the United States.

U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations Must Include Financial Services

Judd A. Gregg | Posted 08.20.2013 | DC
Judd A. Gregg

This past Monday President Obama and European officials formally announced the beginning of negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Par...

Zach Carter

Warren Opposing Obama's Top Trade Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that she will vote against President Obama's top international trade nominee Michael From...

Zach Carter

Major Trade Deal 'Punch In The Face To The Middle Class'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats in Congress are ramping up pressure on the Obama administration to release the text of Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...

Brazil: Chasing Animal Spirits

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's GDP performance has been lackluster since the post-crisis rebound in 2010. Prospects for 2013 look a little better. However, some of the economic drivers from last decade are clearly exhausted.

Obama: Northern Ireland Peace Is Blueprint For World Conflicts

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Barack Obama on Monday that their positions on Syria do not "coi...

Colorado Rebrands Itself

John M. Eger | Posted 08.07.2013 | Denver
John M. Eger

The State of Colorado advertises itself as the home of "creative industries". While statistics are fuzzy, the National Assembly of State Art Agenci...

There Is No 'Merit' to Trade Remedy Actions

Simon Lester | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Simon Lester

In several instances, the United States and European Union have begun investigations or imposed new duties on products from China, and in direct response, China has taken similar actions against unrelated U.S. and EU products.

TAFTA (Part 2): Citizens of the Food Movement, Be Prepared!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Given that around 26 states in the U.S. have moved to enact more comprehensive labeling requirements for GMOs, any trade measures that could threaten the rights of U.S. citizens to democratically determine higher standards in food labeling, should be opposed.

Colorado Rebrands Itself as a Creative Place to Live and Work

John M. Eger | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

The State of Colorado advertises itself as the home of "creative industries". While statistics are fuzzy, the National Assembly of State Art Agenci...

What It Takes for Trade to Reduce Poverty in Africa

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Despite tremendous progress in poverty reduction over the last two decades, poverty still persists. Along with South Asia, Africa is a region where large numbers of people continue to live in extreme poverty.

TAFTA: Code Word 'Harmonization,' a Race to the Bottom or the Top?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The majority of binding and enforceable rulings of the WTO and those of other trade bodies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) demonstrate a consistent pattern of lowering food, environmental, labor, or consumer safety standards in behest to trade agendas.

A Great Lakes Roadmap for Peace -- and Development

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Jim Yong Kim

Several officials in the DRC told the Secretary-General and me the same line: "We are a rich country with the poorest people." What they didn't say was that the DRC is a rich country with people thirsty for peace.

Gotta Cigarette? How the Tobacco Companies are Gaining Ground in Promoting Coffin Nails for the World Through the TPP

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

Tobacco regulation is just one example of how the TPP will have damaging effects on the world we live in. We need to expose the deadly flaws in these behind-closed-doors negotiations now, before it's too late.

Charting a Better Path Forward for Indian Economic Growth

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

To be clear, a strong, growing, and collaborative trade relationship between the United States and India is in both parties' best interests. But India's recent trade policies are placing that relationship in jeopardy.

It's Still the Economy, Stupid

Scott Paul | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Scott Paul

Sooner or later, these spectacles will lose their excitement and Capitol Hill will come back to this reality: The economy is still broken. So why not start fixing it now?

China: The Morphing Dragon

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The Chinese economy has changed dramatically over the last three decades. This extraordinary pace of transformation is poised to continue over the next two decades.

Mayor Bloomberg Gets It Right Over Harvard/Plumber Comments

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

No doubt that Harvard is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. There's a certain prestige that comes with saying "Harvard graduate." But to the mayor's point, at what cost should that come?

One More Scandal?

Lori Wallach | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Lori Wallach

What do a zombie, handcuffs, a steamroller and a legislative luge run for job-killing trade agreements all have in common? They're all apt metaphors of an expired, scandalously anti-democratic procedure called Fast Track.