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I know that the media loves finding white people in Youngstown and Canton to talk to about their personal lord and savior Donald Trump and repeat the economic anxiety arguments that elite pundits love to blab on about without any real evidence that they are true. Now, trade agreements, deindustrialization, and indifference to the fate […]

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

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On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) based in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, began a rebellion to coincide with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lasting twelve days and with reverberations for years, the Zapatista Rebellion was an important moment of discontent with neoliberal trade agreements […]
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I guess I still think the Trans-Pacific Partnership will pass between November 8 and January 20. But my confidence in that prediction is a lot lower than a few months ago, despite the Obama administration floating new arguments in favor of it. The reality is that American policymakers have done a terrible job of demonstrating […]
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Trump, Clinton, and Rural America

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On September 23, 2016
I liked this piece on support for Trump in eastern Colorado, an area which relies on an extremely globalized world in farm products to have any economy at all. Trump of course claims (FWIW) that he opposes free trade. Of course, I have massive problems with the current trade system as well, including that it […]

ISDS Courts

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On September 2, 2016

I have written a lot about the Investor State Dispute Settlement courts that make up a central tenet of the Trans Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements. These extra-national courts effectivel

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