State Dept. Official: Geopolitics Will Persuade Lawmakers To Pass TPP In Lame-Duck

[ Daily News| October 11, 2016 |Inside US Trade] Enough members of Congress will ultimately support the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a post-election lame-duck session largely due to the negative geopolitical implications of failing to ratify the deal, according to Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. “TPP is moving towards…

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The State of American Jobs

Tectonic changes are reshaping U.S. workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age. These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills. They are prodding many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills. And they may be prompting a society-wide reckoning…

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My BBC World Radio debate with globalists

by Michael Stumo Last Wednesday (10/5/16) I was a guest on BBC World Service with globalist economists Jeffrey Sachs and Pankaj Ghemawat discussing the future of trade and globalization. I was invited as a presumed nationalist/protectionist counterpoint to the other two guests. Whlie I was certainly a counterpoint, our CPA view did not fit into…

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The BS behind NAFTA and TPP: The economic benefits of free-trade deals are small according to a new congressional report

[Angelo Young| October 03, 2016 | Salon] Free-trade agreements have become a flashpoint in this year’s contentious presidential race as voters from the right and left have decried them. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had pledged to eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement while Democrat Hillary Clinton has backed out of supporting the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive deal that would bring…

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