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Biden’s Buy American Plan

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On July 15, 2020
I suppose this is inevitable in a campaign. As inevitable as showing a bunch of ads of farms, as if any appreciable percentage of Americans are farmers anymore. But I still find Biden’s “Buy American” economic nationalism not very helpful. Joe Biden unveiled a proposal Thursday to spend $700 billion on American products and research, […]
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Not the Onion: Liberal Order Edition

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On December 4, 2018
  If Pompeo sounds like he’s trying to gaslight the world, it’s probably because he is. Donald Trump is building a new world order upheld by American leadership and democracy, his secretary of state told diplomats at an event in Brussels on Tuesday, blaming Iran and China for instability in the world. “In the finest […]
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I want to thank Dan for his discussion of progressives and trade from a few days ago. I would have liked to respond sooner but I just got back from traveling and have been resting and catching up on things. I basically agree with everything in Dan’s post, but I want to comment on a […]
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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 program that speaks to the lived experiences and needs of the American working class. Only through a vigorous program […]

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

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 no

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