Burlington County Times: Slow down Fast Track

Thirty years in the private sector has taught me that problem solving requires all parties to work together to get the best results. As a member of Congress now, I believe that lesson is even more important in making policy. [Reposted from the Burlington County Times  |  Rep. Tom MacArthur  |  March 31, 2015] Despite…

American Antitrust Institute: Commentary: Could the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Chapters in the Two Pending U.S. Trade Pacts Undermine Competition Policy?

The Obama administration is pursuing two major trade agreements—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with eleven countries in the Pacific Rim. Provisions in these agreements could undermine national sovereignty and a slew of regulations, including laws protecting competitive markets. These threats stem in large part…

NYT: Stronger Dollar in a Weak Global Economy

In the last several months, the dollar has strengthened tremendously against other currencies like the euro, the pound and the yen. This largely reflects the realization among investors that the American economy will do much better than other major economies in the coming months.   [Reposted from The New York Times  |  The Editorial Board …