Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the U.S. government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Wal-Mart and the Gap.

Spineless in Bali

Developed countries are still using the WTO to squeeze small farmers in the developing world--and developing world governments are going along with the charade.
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