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CAFTA, once presumed dead, is alive and functioning, thanks to White House political sorcery. But a backlash is looming in the United States and abroad.
What a farce: The Dubai Ports deal shows Bush is willing to trust the Arab-owned Dubai Ports to manage our harbors, even as he scapegoats them as culprits in his war on terror.
The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.
American business elites in Davos for the World Economic Forum are
far more interested in global markets and corporate investors than they
are in ordinary Americans' needs.
The election of former coca farmer Evo Morales as Bolivia's first
indigenous president appears to be an enormous victory for the left, as
yet another Latin American nation turns away from Washington-driven
economics. But will Morales be able to live up to his promise of
home-grown solutions for this cash-poor yet resource-rich nation?
Marc Cooper interviews Gore Vidal about an America that is increasingly
controlled by corporations and suggests that the Gulf Coast hurricanes
and the Iraq debacle signal the breakdown of an empire.
Oil exploration in Ecuador has transformed the national consciousness.
India has a billion people in it, and in reality, maybe 2 percent of them get to fly in a plane or go online.
A look at Thomas Friedman's flattened world.
Pity the once-mighty greenback.
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