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A new trade deal with Colombia will flood the country with cheap US agricultural products, devastating rural farmers.

Indian journalist P. Sainath explains the disastrous consequences of his country's extreme income inequality.

The Roots of the Côte d'Ivoire Crisis

How the demand for chocolate—yes, chocolate!—helped fuel the country's civil war.

Can the world sustain a country the size of China with an appetite for the good things in life on par with America's?

To restore economic stability, the US must rethink its approach to domestic manufacturing.

Peace has descended on the most contentious point of conflict between East and West for the past six decades, the standoff between Taiwan and mainland China—but don’t expect the folks at the Pentagon or their military contractors to celebrate.

The bailout may stanch the bleeding for now, but if the EU does not strengthen economic governance and growth and work toward further political integration, new crises will erupt.

Globalization advocates must realize that they're dealing with a new world.

The "Seattle coalition" for fair trade has suffered some setbacks, but on the whole we have filled the political space we created in the tear gas and drizzle a decade ago.

In dozens of recent Congressional contests, fair traders have replaced free traders.

Blogs

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012

Bernie Sanders is right: The US Olympic Committee's decision to have uniforms manufactured outside the United States is “symbolic of a disastrous trade policy.”

July 12, 2012

If nothing changes, the financial crisis in Greece could bring down the Eurozone and damage the US economy.

May 21, 2012

Vermont senator sees in European results a message that “will be echoed” in the United States.

May 7, 2012

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

Right-wing group pressures Republicans to oppose any effort to impose tariffs on countries that manipulate currency in order to achieve economic dominance.

September 29, 2011

Standard & Poor’s is trying to set the parameters of political debate in America. That should offend everyone—no matter what their party, no matter what their ideology.

August 6, 2011

Can a country continue to innovative if it’s not making the stuff it innovates?

February 14, 2011

As President Hu arrives to meet Obama, the White House ought to look inward at America's own failings, not bash Beijing.

January 18, 2011