Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag: free trade

Are tariffs good or bad?

Tariffs have been around for centuries and will stay despite all the free trade agreements.

NAFTA talks falter, time to increase pressure

This is the time to be strong and persistent in our demand for an end to NAFTA and a new era of positive trade.

Making NAFTA worse

Trump promised to negotiate the widely loathed trade deal, which would be great – except he's giving corporations even more power to offshore jobs.

Why don’t we have free trade for highly paid professions in...

The potential benefits for the economy would be enormous.

TPP is dead. What did we learn from this great progressive...

We must insist that trade deals never be written to override policies that sovereign governments might later decide are best for their people, culture key industries and the environment.

The TPP and Free Trade: Time to Retake the English Language

The TPP is not about free trade.

The Reality of Free Trade Deals

“We need a genuine reemployment system – including not only unemployment insurance, but also income insurance.”

Free Trade and Globalization Designed To Screw Workers

The fact that trade has exposed manufacturing workers to international competition, but not doctors and lawyers, was a policy choice, not a natural development.

Are Trade Deals Good for America?

If the winners refuse to budge, America could turn its back on free trade – and much else. Indeed, there’s no telling where the anger we’ve seen this primary might lead.

Obama’s Kabuki Theater

Does the 17th-century Japanese art form sum up the White House's production of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? If we're talking about elaborate sets and costuming, rhythmic dialogue and stylized acting, then we would have to say so.

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Four Correctional Officers Sentenced to Prison for Covering Up Inmate Abuse

Eight former corrections officials from Macon State Prison were convicted for their involvement in beating inmates or coordinating cover-ups that followed each assault. When will this brutality end?

EPA grants bee-killing pesticide ’emergency’ approval; a ‘routine abuse of emergency exemptions’

"The EPA is routinely misusing the 'emergency' process to get sulfoxaflor approved because it's too toxic to make it through normal pesticide reviews."

Lots of presidential candidates talk a good talk. Look at their records instead.

Voters need to demand candidates whose life trajectories and past actions make it clear that they have more to offer than politically convenient sound bites.

Bernie-Tulsi-Liz: How the progressives can win back the White House

My best advice to you who support Bernie, Tulsi or Liz is that you get them to join together. This is the only way to guarantee a progressive candidate in 2020 and a strong group to oppose Trump.
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Who will be the next president?

In reality, the person who will beat Trump will possess the two attributes mentioned above: the character, integrity, vision to lead the nation, and the ability to mobilize the many who have been left behind.

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