Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance
Bushs stated top priority on trade is to guide new language through the U.S. Congress to grant the administration authority to negotiate new trade agreements with other nations under the so-called fast track rules under which Congress simply votes yes
The U.S. has a long history, spanning both Republican and Democratic administrations, of advocating openness and accountability at the IFIs.
In the recent debate on permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with China, some progressives argued that failure to ratify the bilateral deal would constitute a retreat into unilateralism.
We should not accept, as fate, the feeling that, if our leaders do not lead, nothing can be done.
Global poverty today is no longer a legacy of the past; the new global poverty is not only the direct consequence of globalization, but an integral part of it.
It is unfortunate that the first major post-Seattle legislative battle is over China and the WTO
Sustainable development a framework for reconciling key international goals, and it applies to national actions as well.
The EU should neither be treated as a partner superpower with whom the U.S. can share the spoils of unfettered trade nor should it be underestimated as a subordinate global power.
James H. Nolt,"China in the WTO: The Debate."
Nobody needs to go hungryeach person that does is the victim of conscious policy choices and policy failures.