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Trump’s New World Disorder, by Roger Cohen – The New York Times

“Goodbye to all that. Now we know that Donald Trump would rip up the post-1945 world order, trash an “obsolete” NATO, lean toward a Japan with nukes rather than the “one-sided agreement” that leaves the United States responsible for Japanese … Continue reading

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Trade, Labor, and Politics, by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

“There are a lot of things about the 2016 election that nobody saw coming, and one of them is that international trade policy is likely to be a major issue in the presidential campaign. What’s more, the positions of the … Continue reading

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Trade and Tribulation. by Paul Krugman –  The New York Times

“To make sense of the debate over trade, there are three things you need to know.The first is that we have gotten to where we are — a largely free-trade world — through a generations-long process of international diplomacy, going … Continue reading

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The Era of Free Trade Might Be Over. That’s a Good Thing. – The New York Times

“FOR decades, free-trade agreements, called F.T.A.s, have been one of the most solid planks in the platform of economic elites and establishment politicians. True, the occasional political candidate like Ross Perot argued against one deal or another and even President … Continue reading

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Trade and Tribulation. Donald Trump’s popularity and Bernie Sanders’s Michigan upset prompt the question: Are we in a protectionist moment? nytimes.com|By Paul Krugman

Originally posted on InconvenientNews.Net:
I have been trying to articulate what Paul Krugman says below for some time. Hillary Clinton needs to show that she understands these complex issues, and she needs to try and explain them. She has…

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Pacific Trade and Worker Rights – The New York Times

“Obama administration officials say the T.P.P. goes further on labor standards than those earlier pacts. For example, the T.P.P.’s labor chapter requires all 12 countries to adopt minimum wage, working hour and occupational safety regulations. That is an improvement, but … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman attacks TPP: Trade and Trust – NYTimes.com.

Krugman writes: “In any case, the Pacific trade deal isn’t really about trade. Some already low tariffs would come down, but the main thrust of the proposed deal involves strengthening intellectual property rights — things like drug patents and movie … Continue reading

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Free Trade Is Not the Enemy – William daley, NYTimes.com.

William Daley:  “The economic impact of the deal was immediately undercut by the collapse of the Mexican peso in 1994. But opponents’ predictions of “a giant sucking sound” accompanying the departure of millions of jobs from American workers never materialized, … Continue reading

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