In an election dominated by the urgent agenda of U.S. job creation, it is a sorry statement about the domination of corporate money in American elections that both presidential candidates tout NAFTA-style "free trade" deals.
On the campaign trail Romney says we shouldn't ship jobs to China and should "crack down" on China trade problems. But he refuses to help or even meet with the Sensata workers whose jobs are being shipped to China right now.
Guaranteeing a fair local wage would empower developing countries to raise their labor standards. By improving the conditions and livelihood of foreign workers the Trans-Pacific Partnership can create new markets and stimulate world economic growth.
A recent cover of the Economist showed a picture of a few small islands and asks "Could China and Japan really go to war over these?" There are many reasons to believe that this conflict will not escalate into a war, or at least, not a wide-ranging one.
Mitt Romney was caught on video complaining that 47 percent of us don't make enough to pay taxes, believe they are victims, are dependent on government, etc. The right question is why do so many of us make so little?
While the occupations have ended -- thanks in no small part to a harsh police crackdown -- it would be a mistake to assume the Occupy movement is over. Social movements have a way of metamorphosing and resurging in unpredictable ways.
A variety of factors contribute to the optimal policy environment for promoting the cloud, as BSA has documented in our Global Cloud Computing Scorecard. The TPP offers its participants a chance to get some of the biggest ones right -- and the world will be watching.
American greatness relies on our relationships with neighbors, both near and distant. The way out of the Great Recession is not economic isolationism, but an embrace of our nation's heritage as a global trade leader.