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CAFTA promises to extend the harmful impacts of NAFTA to Mexico's weaker southern neighbors.

This past November, along with six other members of the US Congress, I visited Mexico on a Teamsters-sponsored trip in order to assess what NAFTA has done to Mexico.

On the tenth anniversary of the NAFTA accord, mainstream media accounts have voiced muted disappointment with its relatively meager effects.

It was as though US and Brazilian trade negotiators feared that if they spent one more minute in Miami, the fragile image of harmony they have struggled to project would shatter into a million p

The final FTAA declaration essentially lays out a road map for a free-trade non-agreement.

Media reports out of the Miami trade talks this week will no doubt
feature images of our carrot-topped lead negotiator, Robert Zoellick,
locked in toothy handshakes with Latin American counterp

Instead of blaming globalization for our economic ills, why not take it
over?

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