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US Trade Policy

A Vertical World

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Should the US once again decide to "turn within," it would likely not be as straightforward as before. Today's economic system is dependent on global trade and capital flows, outsourcing needs, and the exploitation of inexpensive labor and resources.

Get TPP Off the Fast Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

The TPP will affect our laws, our jobs, our food and our environment. Fast track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, forces Congress to give up its right to amend and improve this trade deal for ordinary Americans.

NAFTA, Twenty Years After: A Disaster

Jeff Faux | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Jeff Faux

That trade system has not delivered the promised benefits because it was designed not to. The agreements traded away the interests of American workers in favor of the interests of American corporations.

TPP Is a Race to The Bottom -- We Need a Race to the Top

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

For 130 million working Americans, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is, as Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison (D) described so well, the "largest corporate power grab you never heard of."

Time to Reset US Trade Policy for the 21st Century

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

The United States' trade policy is left over from the 20th century. We are utilizing the same policy and fighting the same battles we did in 1985. But it's not 1985 anymore and the world has changed dramatically. We need a trade policy for the 21st century.

The Return of Investment Policy -- The U.S. Is Back in the Game

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Recent public announcements and draft agreements are meaningless if the U.S. government will not push forward and negotiate tailored economic arrangements with its economic partners.

U.S., EU Consider Free Trade Talks

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The United States and European Union agreed Tuesday to reduce red tape related to cargo security and pledged to work toward tearing down tariffs a...

America's Trade Deficit Is, Too, Real Money

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Let's get back to first principles and carefully review why America's trade deficit represents real money and is therefore a real problem.

Obama Acts to Investigate U.S. - China Trade Absurdity

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

All praise from here for President Obama's courageous decision Friday to proceed with an investigation of China's opportunistic and illegal trade prac...

U.S. To Toughen Its Trade Stance, Emphasize Social Issues

Washington Post | Anthony Faiola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Obama administration is aggressively reworking U.S. trade policy to more strongly emphasize domestic and social issues, from the displacement of A...