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International trade news and analysis from The Nation
March 14, 2016
Paul Krugman Raises the White Flag on Trade
columnist made his name by ridiculing critics of globalization. Now he admits that “free-trade” cheerleading was mostly garbage.
March 4, 2016
The Clinton Email Bernie Sanders Should Bring Up in Sunday’s Debate
In supporting a free-trade deal with Colombia, she claimed workers there would have better rights than Americans. Does that include being murdered by death squads?
February 23, 2016
A Sanders Foreign-Policy Doctrine? How About ‘No Wars for the Billionaire Class’?
It provides a framework to address a host of issues, including the Middle East wars, intervention and aid, trade deals, and negotiating with adversaries.
February 23, 2016
Congress Has Only Now Banned Slave Labor in US Imports
Congress just passed legislation to close a loophole that’s allowed Americans to import slave-made goods for decades.
February 19, 2016
Is the World on the Brink of Another Great Recession?
We could be facing the third leg of a crisis that began in 2008. If ever there was a time for US leadership, it is now.
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February 17, 2016
The Union Busting That Goes Into Your Canned Fish
A free trade deal between the US and Morocco was supposed to increase development in North Africa—not flame labor conflicts and union suppression.
February 9, 2016
What Do Cubans Think of Normalization With the United States?
They’re divided, by generation and class, over whether it will be a good thing.
January 19, 2016
Iran Is Open For Business. What Does This Mean for the Global Economy?
The country could put up to a million barrels of oil a day on the market.
November 30, 2015
More Than 30 Trade Unionists Have Been Killed in Honduras Since 2009
Chiquita keeps bananas cheap—and union organizers scared for their lives.
October 12, 2015
The Secret Weapon for Cutting Costs at Chinese Factories? Interns
And you thought American interns had it rough…