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Stan Sorscher: A Really Good Reason to Oppose the Next ‘Trade’ Deals

From the Huffington Post: My job depends on trade. I’m 100 percent in favor of trade. By the same token, we can have good trade policies that raise living standards, or bad trade policies that deindustrialize our economy and distort social

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Did you skip our salon with economist Dean Baker? Here’s what you missed!

Did you know if the minimum wage had kept up with productivity since the late 1960s, it would be about $18 per hour? Or that countries joining the European Union are required to provide workers at least four weeks paid

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, EOI, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days

Stan Sorscher: What If We Did Trade Right?

From the Huffington Post: Everyone I know is in favor of trade done right. Recently, I heard a congressman explain how investors interpret that. From that perspective, trade is done right when the investor’s property is protected from capricious foreign

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So-Called Free Trade – Bad Policy and Wrong Debate

Updated 10/26/2012 An editorial in my local paper is a good example of how we trivialize our public discussion of globalization and trade policy. The editorial follows this logic: Trade is good. All trade is good. More trade is better

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The human cost of “free trade” policies, as illustrated by The Constant Gardener

Guest post by Stan Sorscher In a somewhat contentious Town Hall meeting, some of my Congressmember’s constituents, including me, were challenging his adherence to “free trade” policies. In his defense he said, “Go watch The Constant Gardener.” So I did.

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Early Learning, Educational Opportunity, Health Care, Minimum Wage, Retirement Security
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