Free Trade
America’s Hypocrisy on Free Trade Is Dangerous

America’s Hypocrisy on Free Trade Is Dangerous

How did the United States get rich? The textbooks tell us it was the "free enterprise" genie. The Founding Fathers, they say, had the foresight to construct a political and economic vision of a commercial republic, committed to private property, open markets, and...

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Trump and Trade: The Perils for Agriculture

Trump and Trade: The Perils for Agriculture

The news is full of efforts to read the tea leaves of incoming President Trump’s startling and somewhat erratic pronouncements on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA was a bad deal, he says, and as a consummate dealmaker, he will tear up the...

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Good Riddance to the WTO

How Obama’s Legacy Lost the Elections for Hillary

If there's one certainty that emerged in the 2016 elections, it was that Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat stemmed from her loss of four so-called "Rust Belt" states: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, which had previously been Democratic strongholds, and Ohio,...

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Why Free Trade is Bad for You (or Most of You at Any Rate)

The Moral Case Against the TPP

This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and TheNation.com.  Pope Francis waxed radical on a number of big issues during his recent speech to the U.S. Congress, where he condemned the arms trade, war profiteering, and even the war on terror...

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