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How "free trade" is destroying Third World agriculture--and who's fighting back.

Meet the new face of economic politics in post-NAFTA North Carolina.

We must rein in the global food giants who reap profits at the expense of the planet and the poor.

New Deal progressives believed the economy should exist to serve society, not the other way around.

Chinese hearts, minds and pocketbooks get a lot of attention from the Eastern and Western consumer markets.

An eviscerated Consumer Product Safety Commission means American children still face perils from their toys.

There is an alternative to unhealthy eating and irresponsible development schemes.

Thanks to globalization, the 'Islamic bomb' turns out to be a little bit American, Canadian, Swiss, German, Dutch, British, Japanese and even Russian.

From a church in a rugged rural parish in Honduras, Father Andres Tamayo leads a grassroots movement to protect dwindling timberlands. Bills introduced in the US Congress might help save the forests.

As safety scandals dampen the public's appetite for cheap imports, the European Union is raising doubts about standards and oversight in the US toy industry.

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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