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Why we’re still fighting the last war on trade policy

The other day, President Obama spoke to 100 top CEOs from the Business Roundtable. He was asked about two huge new trade deals, favored by global companies, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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Trade Agreements Reveal How Life Will be Organized in 2050

The U.S. is negotiating two huge problematic trade agreements — one with Europe (TTIP), and another with countries around the Pacific (TTP). Both dramatically extend the NAFTA model. First, I am 100 percent in favor of trade. Everyone I know

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“Free Trade” Was Never Really About Trade

We need to think differently about trade. First, let me say that I am 100% in favor of trade. Trade is when we do what we do best, they do what they do best, and we trade. Trade, done right,

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We All Do Better When We All Do Better

A few days ago, economist Joseph Stiglitz said something quite provocative: “We’ve been shaping our society to create people who are more selfish.” The eye is drawn to the last part, “… create people who are more selfish.” My takeaway

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How, Exactly, Does Trade Bring Prosperity?

From the Huffington Post | By Stan Sorscher, Labor Representative for SPEEA and EOI Board Member I work for a labor union in the aerospace industry. We are 100% in favor of trade. We make products the rest of the

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