Category: Globalization

Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Feeble Phase 1 China-US Trade Deal

While Trump himself will make further threats and claims, likely aimed at the Europeans, no country will agree to any changes this year when the possibility exists of Trump leaving the presidency next November 2020

Kenneth Surin: Politics and Business in Seattle

The culture of deception and duplicity fostered in Boeing also arose in a political context that made lax oversight the norm

Vijay Prashad: What Passes for Reality Is Not Worth Respecting

Beneath the storm and stress of the shifts in the balance of power lie myriad struggles

Sarah Anderson: The Threat of War Inflates Stock Holdings of Military Contractor CEOs

As long as the top executives of our privatized war economy can reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran — or anywhere — will persist

Martha Rosenberg: New Year’s Resolutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry

We admit that pricing drugs at $52,321.80 a month (Actimmune), $42,570 a month (Chenoda) or $87,800 for a course of treatment (Harvoni) is extortion. Frankly we’re amazed we have gotten away with it.

Dean Baker: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Enough Political Power to Destroy the Planet

Charles Lane used his Washington Post column to brag about the fact that the fossil fuel industry and climate denialists have had enough political power to prevent more widespread use of electrical cars

Alleen Brown: Fossil Fuel Industry Trying to Buy Global Youth Climate Movement

“For corporations to take our images, to take the symbols of our movement and use them to validate their own activities completely disrespects the effort we put into building this grassroots movement”

Jack Rasmus: Trump-Pelosi Trade Maneuvers: USMCA, China Tariffs, & Brazil-Argentina Steel

The Trump administration, with Democrats & AFLCIO leaders in tow, announced new final revisions and deal with Mexico on the new NAFTA 2.0 free trade agreement called the USMCA

David Kotz: Reinforcing the Trade War?

Interview on how the U.S.’s hardened trade stance has nothing to do with human rights, despite new reports of the massive human rights violations of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in western China

Dean Baker: NAFTA Was About Redistributing Upward

A major feature of NAFTA was the requirement that Mexico strengthen and lengthen its patent and copyright protections. These barriers are 180 degrees at odds with expanding trade and removing barriers

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