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Since the demise of American involvement in the Trans Pacific Partnership, we haven’t talked a ton around here about the problems with Investor State Dispute Settlement courts. In short, this is a legal regime that adjudicates issues between states or between corporations and states around trade agreements. While an international system does need international governance, […]
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Rethinking the Supply Chains

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On November 18, 2021
I am off to give a talk at a labor law conference in Minnesota where I am revisiting some of my discussions of globalization and the need for a Corporate Accountability Act. It’s worth noting that there is a lot of conversations all of a sudden around monitoring and policing supply chains, even outside the […]
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Supposedly, revised NAFTA gives labor groups some power to enforce regulations. I am extremely skeptical this will happen in reality. We are all about to find out. The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other groups filed a complaint with the Biden administration on Monday over claims of labor violations at a group of auto parts factories in Mexico, […]

#Winning

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On November 15, 2020

Hello from the other side. After eight years of talks, China and 14 other nations from Japan to New Zealand to Myanmar on Sunday formally signed one of the world’s largest regional free trade agreem

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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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