Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
The case of Timor-Leste proves once again how petroleum dependency turns out to be a curse rather than a blessing.
China is rightly critical of U.S. economic behavior. But it should also be looking more carefully at its own economic challenges.
Has the U.S. economy turned into a pyramid scheme?
The military-industrial complex is driving America to the poorhouse.
Congress is cutting left and right. Will they also cut empire?
Despite international sanctions imposed by the West, Iran's socioeconomic position has improved greatly as it takes advantage of high oil prices to build relationships with growing powers.
The Republicans are scared of the world, and this drives their anti-government mania.
What's called sex trafficking is more often voluntary sex work, which is not without its hazards either.
President Obama is trying to sell free trade agreements as win-win deals. The problem is that most people will only win dubious prizes.
President Obama is reversing his earlier commitment to a new kind of trade relationship with the world by pushing three ill-conceived FTAs.