Category: Trade Agreements

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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

Michael Hudson: Trump’s Travesty of Protectionism

These demands make so little economic sense that they should be viewed as an exercise in what academia used to call power politics

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George Monbiot: Resisting Resistance

A US-UK trade deal threatens to export the horrors of US corporate livestock production

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Jack Rasmus: Breibart Billionaire Board Bashes Bannon

In the months ahead the Republican wing—for whom Trump has nicely delivered in the form of tax cuts in the trillions of dollars and with whom Trump is now playing ball with regard to free trade—will circle the wagons on behalf of Trump. The Republican party wing of the elite don’t want to drive Trump from the White House

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