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In 2007 Congress may get real on the fallacies and contradictions of global trade.

Globalization must not be allowed to become financial imperialism: Capitalism's strongest-takes-all rule must give way to one that ensures that the poor have a place and a piece of the action.

The Jordan-US free-trade agreement was supposed to be a labor-rights model. It's been a disaster.

As China's economy surges forward, so does the pileup of social
contradictions: pollution, migration, crime and family dysfunction.

What does it mean to be from a place? In Monica Ali's new novel, Alentejo Blue, the collision of locals, expatriates and tourists shatters any simple answers to the question.

The former Treasury Secretary speaks candidly on the inherent
inequities of globalization and the political, social and economic
challenges that lie ahead.

Is Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin's new "conceptual
framework" of economic reform an acknowledgment of neoliberalism's
failures or simply a repackaged version of Clintonomics?

The Dubai flap is no surprise, considering Bush always promised to run
America like a corporation--even if the corporation is Enron.

Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity
for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic
premises of Bush's national security policy.

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.

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Congress should not surrender its role in shaping of trade agreements—or a fair economy.

January 10, 2014

Francis embraces and encourages resistance to an “economy of exclusion and inequality.”

November 30, 2013

A senior member of Congress pushes retailers and brands to make “the moral choice” to address condition that produce predictable tragedy.

May 6, 2013

Apparel workers are demanding action from the retail giant following a deadly factory fire and a set of beatings and stabbings allegedly fomented by a contractor.

April 18, 2013

A recent conference at the influential Peterson Institute began to acknowledge inhumanities that globilization boosters have long ignored.

January 15, 2013

&qlduo;We need a treasury secretary who is prepared to stand up to corporate America and their powerful lobbyists and fight for policies that protect the working families in our country. I do not believe Mr. Lew is that person.”

January 11, 2013

One news report reveals Walmart’s role in defeating a proposal for retail corporations to pay for safety improvements; the other shows that multiple Walmart suppliers used the factory this year.

December 6, 2012

Romney said, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” Ryan cast votes that hastened the collape of “Detroit West”—the auto region he represented.

October 10, 2012

A sweeping new “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement is being negotiated in or name but without our informed consent. Obama should remove the cloak of secrecy.

September 9, 2012

Obama promised a million new industrial jobs if he is re-elected. That's smart politics. But he should be listening to fellow Democrats who back fair trade and serious industrial policies.

September 6, 2012