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Influencing the Influencers

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On June 11, 2019
Look, I don’t have a lot of pretense that I am changing the world too much with my writing, largely because a few online articles and writing for a blog–and we all know how important blogs are in 2019!–simply make me a tiny little small fry in the media world. You (or I anyway) write […]
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Dayen is correct in arguing that for however idiotic Trump’s tariffs, the old neoliberal trade system was due for a rejection because it so consistently prioritized corporate interests globally over workers’ interests anywhere. Eventually, people aren’t going to accept this. The United States lost five million manufacturing jobs from 2000 to 2014, while the U.S. […]
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It really disgusts me that a lot of Americans are so ignorant about even their neighboring nations that they see nothing but grievances and scary brown people and are completely unable to make the connections between the policies they support, like exporting farm products, and why these people come to the United States in the […]

Democrats and Trade

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On March 9, 2018

Shaun Richman and I have a piece in the Washington Post arguing that while Trump is full of baloney on trade, Democrats continue to be vulnerable on the issue because they have not articulated a jobs

Trump and Trade

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On July 12, 2017

The election of Trump has been a weird time for those of us who care deeply about reshaping global trade to be fair to workers and ecosystems. Our criticisms got at least some traction on the left bef

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Sue the Sweatshops

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On May 30, 2017
Canada slightly improves in my esteem after its ketchup-related crimes by moving in a very positive direction on holding its corporations accountable for sweatshop labor overseas. Many countries do not have adequate laws to protect human rights and their legal system and governments lean towards corruption and away from punishing large, multinational corporations. So Canadian […]
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