The events of the past year have clearly shown that many Americans, whether Democrats or Republicans, have finally rebelled against “free trade.” It is high time.
By Ralph Gomory
Most people are probably not aware of the extraordinary level of protectionism that benefits doctors and, to a lesser extent, other highly paid professionals in our own country. And we pay a huge price for this protectionism.
By Dean Baker
Donald Trump's break with conservative economic thinking on free trade comes as Republicans are increasingly relying on older, struggling white voters who are the most skeptical of trade deals.
By Nicholas Riccardi
How do you explain the utter contempt Trump has expressed on the campaign trail about others who outsource, while he is doing the exact same thing?…
By Robert Lawrence
Yoram Bauman tests just how far you can apply the First Amendment in modern-day China.
Two years ago, Whirlpool shuttered a factory in Evansville, Ind., and transferred production to Mexico after the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In this excerpt from "Need To Know," correspondent Rick Karr reports on what has happened…
Question/Comment: What is free trade? I know the simple answer, no tariffs. But if a government subsidizes the production of a product or provides subsidies to farmers isn’t this interfering with the intent of the process? Paul Solman: Free trade…
By PBS NewsHour
After several months of acrimonious debate and failed negotiations, international trade representatives officially suspended the Doha round of free trade talks, marking a major setback to efforts to reduce trade barriers throughout the globe.
By PBS NewsHour
The United States and Australia reached a free trade agreement Sunday that supporters said would increase U.S. manufacturing exports to Australia by $2 billion a year.
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