Category: Trade Agreements

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Dean Baker: Trade: It’s About Class, Not Country

Our trade policy over the last four decades has been quite explicitly designed to redistribute income upward. This was the point of deals like NAFTA, or admitting China to the WTO

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Dean Baker: Trump’s Trade Wars

An Opportunity to Refashion the Intellectual Property Regime?

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George Monbiot: Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

When this devious, hollow, self-interested man offers a better approximation of the people’s champion than any other leader, you know democracy is in trouble

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Dean Baker: Protecting Pfizer and Microsoft

We can do better than extending a relic of the feudal guild system

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Jack Rasmus: Is the US-China Trade War for Real?

The US trade offensive targeting China was set in motion at least a year ago, in spring 2017. It surfaced last August 2017

Marty Hart-Landsberg: What’s Driving Trade Tensions?

U.S. tariff threats are, in reality, a bargaining chip to get the Chinese government to accept stronger protections for the intellectual property rights and technology of leading U.S. firms

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Robert Pollin: Trade Wars Are Never “Easy to Win”

Interview on Trump’s China Policy

Harry Blain: America’s Hypocrisy on Free Trade Is Dangerous

If we look honestly at our own history, we can begin to understand China’s current and future goals. If we don’t, we could be headed toward conflict

Pete Dolack: Fooled again?

Trump trade policy elevates corporate power

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John Feffer: Trump’s Trade War Is About Trump, Not China

Those China tariffs aren’t surprising. What’s bizarre are the people praising Trump’s recklessness and reviving his political fortunes

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