Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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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Kyrsten Sinema flips Senate seat in Arizona in historic win

"As long as I've served Arizona, I've worked to help others see our common humanity and find common ground. That's the same approach I'll take to representing our great state in the Senate, where I'll be an independent voice for all Arizonans."

Crunch-time: Exposing the worst leadership stunt since the divine right of kings

History’s greatest modern leadership stunt – that is, Trump playing at being president – has earned a clear dump-by date. Exposure of lawless Trumpery increases geometrically by its range, duration and interwoven criminality – plus the extraordinary number of insider sources.

Hate crimes surged during Trump’s first year, a record high since 9/11

"Shouldn’t this urgent crisis be subject of first post-recess Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, instead of ramming through more Trump judges? Our lives are at stake."

Why Jeff Sessions’ final act could have more impact than expected

Just before he left, the departing attorney-general adopted a policy to limit the Justice Department’s ability to oversee abusive police departments.

Backed by Ocasio-Cortez, youth climate activists arrested at Pelosi’s office demanding Democrats embrace ‘Green...

"Ocasio-Cortez's decision to join the protesters and march on her own House leader sets a tone of urgency and combativeness that is rare on Capitol Hill."

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