Making the Case for Trade

There is no doubt that the Wall Street Journal is desperate to go back to the utopian thought of “free trade” agreements. Let’s face it, the damage is done, people are up in arms about it, and there is no going back. They posted an article about how Reagan’s protectionism is destructionism and how that…

The New Truth About Free Trade

I used to believe in trade agreements. That was before the wages of most Americans stagnated and a relative few at the top captured just about all the economic gains. [Robert Reich| March 14, 2016 |Robert Reich] The old-style trade agreements of the 1960s and 1970s increased worldwide demand for products made by American workers,…

Business group: Clinton will flip on trade after election

Big businesses can take comfort in the expectation that Hillary Clinton will revise her current anti-trade deal stance once she’s in office, according to the head of a prominent business association. [Al Weaver| March 16, 2016 |Washington Examiner] Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Business Roundtable president John Engler cited the Clintons’ family history of changing their…

Happy 4th Anniversary Korea US Trade Agreement: Thanks for Doubling our Trade Deficit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, [email protected]Download PDF here Washington ~ Today America is celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the Korea-US (KORUS) Trade Agreement with a bilateral trade deficit that doubled. This single cold, hard fact shows that the current Trans-Pacific Partnership promises by the Obama Administration, which are…

Candidates weaponize free-trade issue

  Hillary Clinton hardened her stance against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement Saturday in a last-ditch effort to prevent Democratic rival Bernie Sanders from riding a wave of populist anger to another victory Tuesday in a key industrial state. [Doug Palmer| March 12, 2016 |Politico] Her comments at a Youngstown, Ohio rally ratcheted up her criticism…