Posts Tagged ‘free trade’

May 15th, 2018 - 12:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

WTO Breaks Up Bromance Between Trump and Macron?

Trump’s demeaning comments about the  Word Trade Organization may now test The Don’s bromance with President Marcon. The WTO ruled today that Airbus has failed to fix the harm done to Boeing from European government loans used to develop its A380 and A350 jets. The U.S. said it will now[...]

June 15th, 2015 - 11:27 am § in Misc.

“The Hot Stove:” Why Pelosi and House Democrats turned on their president over free trade

Harley Shaiken, University of California, Berkeley Over the last several days, President Barack Obama pulled out all the stops to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – aka fast track – which would restrict Congress to an up-or-down vote without amendments on trade deals for the next three years[...]

June 12th, 2015 - 10:30 pm § in Politics

TPA is dead! Long live free trade!

“What most Americans have experienced are more foreign products on shelves, weak job growth for Americans, and declining living standards for all but the wealthy.” Ordinary Americans apparently have reached the end of their rope with politicians who give away their jobs — especiall[...]

May 16th, 2015 - 7:53 am § in Misc.

So, the President now has the authority to … what?

Chad Lupkes (Facebook) CLICK IMAGE TO READMORE ABOUT TPP ON THE AVE So, the President now has the authority to … what? Negotiate without having to worry about Congressional review? Agree to a deal with our Pacific Rim trading partners with no regard to workers rights? I honestly don’t ha[...]

April 30th, 2015 - 1:51 pm § in Uncategorized

TPP in a nutshell

The Trans-Pacific Partnership summarized: “One huge flaw is that while classical economics has a fair amount to tell us about the wealth of nations, it doesn’t say much at all about the wealth of the individual people inside the nations. A trade deal that enriches Americans who own lots [...]

July 24th, 2013 - 3:59 pm § in America, Politics

Commentary by Norm: Is Free Trade Good For Us? Pt. 1.

In Response to SMS Defence of Free Trade: Respectfully, do you realize that the TPP and TAFTA would prevent any country from responding to “hot money” by outlawing capital controls — (the only country to escape relatively unscathed from the Asian Tigers meltdown of ’97-’[...]

July 24th, 2013 - 6:54 am § in America, China, Politics

NAFTA Is NOT The End of the World!

Norm., with all due respect, your post opposing free trade is way over the top. Free trade agreements SHOULD be a liberal cause.  NAFTA, by every measure I have seen, has benefited all three countries. Workers in Canada..or Mexico are people too. Protectionism benefits only those wealthy enough to [...]

July 23rd, 2013 - 4:51 pm § in America, China

Commentary by Norm: How much do you know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

The end of life as we know it? If you  DO know about TPP, you may not be so sure that line is much exaggerated.  And the TPP has a sequel brewing, the TAFTA. MoveOn is starting up a group to battle against this “NAFTA on Steroids” or “Corporate Coup”, as many are calling it[...]

September 10th, 2012 - 9:27 am § in Misc.

The Benefits of NAFTA

Marcos Calvert, a chef, shops at a Mexican Costco. (For The Post) Mexicans snap up ‘Made in U.S.A’ Nick Miroff and William Booth Country’s growing middle class is buying more U.S. goods than ever as Mexico turns into a more dynamic and prosperous ally.[...]

June 21st, 2012 - 12:38 pm § in Jews, Misc.

Beijing, China – Trader Creates A Fake Bank ‘Run by Jews’

Beijing – In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton bags, rice trader Lin Chunping took fakery to a whole new… Read More »[...]