The governor of the Cheeseheads called a deal “good news,” even though we are worse off with our number one cheese export trading partner. more


In America’s farm country, the fear is palpable. We need a new model of agriculture, and fortunately, one exists. more


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Free-trade meant U.S. grains flowed into Mexico at prices below the cost of production, and small Mexican farmers struggled to compete. Will that change under Mexico’s new President? more


Given its many weaknesses the USMCA can be expected to generate a bruising battle in the U.S. Congress, not to mention Mexico and Canada. more




Our jobs are going to Turkey. And a company with major federal contracts is sending them there. Promise broken? more

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Reese Erlich

Along the way in its relationship with the United States, China has made decisions that put it in a stronger position than the typical developing country. more


He sits down with The Progressive: “Any trade war, no matter how small, can easily escalate, with grave consequences.” more



The White House

Economic chaos is not going to bring back jobs. more


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Drilling Roughnecks

There are several ways that a new NAFTA could be climate friendly. more

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A revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed by eleven countries. The U.S. wasn't one of them—but it could be. more

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Don’t get distracted—there’s an elephant in the room, and offshoring is its name. more

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Like nearly everything else Trump does, the hike in solar duties makes no rational sense, and major developments in the nuclear industry further illustrate its absurdity. more

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Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement has begun, but despite promises for improvement progressive change is not likely despite there being new models for trade and dispute resolution. more



Ethan Goffman

The government just held two days of public comment on NAFTA, but will it have any impact? more