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Global Trade Grinds To A Halt

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

Thing One: Importing Recession: This economy would be great if it wasn't for the customers. The U.S. economy may be a sputtering depression factory...

Jon Ward

President Obama's Tariff On Chinese Tires Set To Expire This Week | Jon Ward | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to travel to Ohio for campaign events on Wednesday, the same day that a three-year tariff on the import of Chinese ...

Leesburg Leaves Trade Questions Unanswered

Ilana Solomon | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Ilana Solomon

I've just returned from another round of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact negotiations, held in Leesburg, Virginia.

America's Looming IP Drain

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

If the U.S. fails to secure high IP standards in the new trade arrangements it enters into, the future banquet of consequences will present a bleak feast for its workers and economy.

The Real Question: WHY Don't People Make Enough to Pay Income Taxes?

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

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?

It Shouldn't Have Taken Occupy, But It Did. Now, What's Next?

Robert Weissman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

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.

'The Rational Optimist': Review

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.12.2012 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

In Matt Ridley's latest book, The Rational Optimist, he invites us to adopt a positive view of the world, human capacity, and global trade.

TPP: The First Regional Trade Agreement of the Cloud Era

Robert Holleyman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

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.

Joshua Hersh

Paul Ryan Sponsored Trade Deal That Hamstrings U.S. | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A spate of anti-democratic actions in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain have turned an unflattering spotlight on a six-year-old U.S. fr...

John Allison: Trade Unlocks Economic Growth

Job Creators Network | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
Job Creators Network

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.

Janell Ross

Romney's Description of Mexican Economy Puzzles Experts | Janell Ross | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Mitt Romney told an audience at a Jerusalem fundraiser Sunday that culture alone explains the gulf between the Israeli and Palestinian economies. ...

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 | 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 | 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.