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Bill to Normalize Trade With Russia Recognizes Internet Censorship as Trade Barrier

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.30.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

At a time when it would seem to be in Russia's interest to make a favorable impression on human rights, they have passed legislation to greatly undermine Internet freedom.

Zach Carter

Sources: Obama Administration Wants Temporary Kibosh on Treaty For The Blind

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is doubling down on its efforts to block an international treaty that would allow access to books and reading m...

New Legislation Threatens American Jobs and Forests

Ilana Solomon | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Ilana Solomon

One can only imagine how many more billions H.R. 3210 would cost the American economy, not to mention the cost incurred on global ecology.

The Economics of Eurozone Trade Differentials and Fiscal Transfers

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.15.2012 | World
Warren Mosler

The trade differentials in the eurozone are not in the least an insurmountable problem, at least not in theory.

NAFTA on Steroids: What It Could Mean for the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Because of the direct link between trade and the environment, it's essential that our trade agreements enhance our standards for environmental protection.

Job Fear From Trade Deficit Is What Happened to Jobs and the Middle Class

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

By helping a few at the top get rich China has essentially recruited our own businesses leaders to fight against our own government -- and us.

America For Sale, Part Two: Obama's Leaked Trade Doc Breaks '08 Pledge To Not Sell Us Out Behind Our Backs

Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

During the 2008 campaign, Hillary Clinton warned America that Barack Obama, if elected president, would go behind the country's back and sell it out t...

Zach Carter

Obama's Global Health Policy Undercuts Reform At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few hours after the Supreme Court upheld his signature health care legislation last week, President Barack Obama approached a White Ho...

When "Security" Regulations Overreach

Robert Holleyman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

Cybersecurity has justifiably become a front-burner policy concern for governments around the world. But what happens when security regulations are effectively used to bolster the prospects of local firms at the expense of foreign competitors?

Hundreds March Against Globalization As Russia Gears Up To Join WTO

AP | Associated Press | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

MOSCOW -- More than 1,000 people waving communist and imperial flags have protested in central Moscow against Russia's upcoming entry into the World T...

The New Wave of IT-Focused Trade Barriers, Another Case Study: Discriminatory Procurement Policies

Robert Holleyman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

Restrictions on procurement by government agencies and state-owned or state-influenced enterprises are part of broader set of IT-focused market barriers which are keeping global companies out of emerging markets.

Congress Calls for Transparency, Improvements to 21st Century Trade

Ilana Solomon | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Ilana Solomon

There's been a scuttle of Congressional activity surrounding what one paper purported "may be one of the most important stories ever ignored by the media."

Romney, Jobs And China -- Let's Connect Dots

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Will Mitt Romney create jobs and help our economy, or will he just take us back to the Bush-era, send-jobs-to-China destruction that made him rich? W...

The New Wave of IT-Focused Trade Barriers, a Case Study: Regulatory Obstacles to Cloud Computing

Robert Holleyman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

This week BSA released "Lockout," a report that shows how a new wave of IT-focused trade barriers threaten to keep global companies out of critical emerging markets.

What Does a Gun Mean to You? (Video)

Louis Belanger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Ahead of the history-making decision on the Arms Trade Treaty less than two weeks from now -- starting July 2 in New York at the United Nations -- the Control Arms Coalition set up a series of exclusive interviews with four high-profile personalities.

A Tale of Two Fisheries

Arturo Sarukhan | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Arturo Sarukhan

It is time to recognize that some companies that fish and sell tuna under the "dolphin-safe" label do not accord dolphins the same protection as the Mexican fleet, and it is also time for them to face the facts, just like the Mexican fleet did years ago.

New BSA Report: Lockout: IT-Focused Market Barriers -- and What to Do about Them

Robert Holleyman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

We have reached a pivotal new phase in the information technology revolution. The biggest centers of growth for IT products and services are no longer established powers like the United States and Europe, but emerging markets such as China, India, and Brazil.

Reviving And Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have lost hard-won capacity that will take enormous investment to get back. We lost a large part of our ability to make a living in this world. And now we are feeling the consequences of these losses.

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Invitation Raises Fresh Suspicions About Secret Corporate Giveaway

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Tra...

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Document Leaked, Reveals New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A critical document from President Barack Obama's free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations was leaked online early Wednesday m...

Why Exports are Working for Latino Businesses

Francisco J. Sanchez | Posted 08.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Francisco J. Sanchez

The competition facing a business is no longer just across the street: it's across borders and overseas and exporting is a key to our economic growth. As Under Secretary for International Trade, I believe that Latino businesses are well-positioned to help lead this effort.

Will The GOP Ever Invest In the Infrastructure for Legal Immigration?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 08.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

With virtually no chance of anything immigration related passing in the House or Senate, investment in the legal flow of commerce and people at our border is a great compromise on legislative action in an election year.

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Deal Secrecy Insulting: Key Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has loosened some of its most stringent secrecy policies surrounding a controversial set of free trade negotiat...

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

A New "American System"

Fred Bauer | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Fred Bauer

The "American System" has the following insight: The American economy cannot flourish over the long term with merely the financial and resource extraction sectors. American prosperity was built upon the nurturing of human capital.