Archive for the ‘Trade/Foreign Policy’ Category

Inequality, technology, globalization, and the false assumptions that sustain current inequities

December 22nd, 2016

Here’s a great interview with inequality scholar Branko Milanovic wherein he brings a much-needed historical and international perspective to the debate (h/t: C. Marr). Many of Branko’s points are familiar to my readers: yes, increased trade has upsides, for both advanced and emerging economies. But it’s not hard to find significant swaths hurt by globalization,… Read more

Odds and Ends

December 6th, 2016

–I continue to earnestly and ploddingly try to find the way back to Factville. Over at WaPo. –More on the seriously botched decision by a Texas judge to enjoin/block the new overtime rule that should have gone into effect a few days ago (Dec 1). Over at Vox. –Readers know my take on Trump’s Carrier… Read more

If the Trump administration wants to do something useful, should progressives still oppose them?

November 28th, 2016

The question I pose above came out of this piece I posted in today’s WaPo on confusion in the Trump camp about trade deals and trade deficits: To hear President-elect Trump tell it, ripping up, repealing or renegotiating international trade deals will bring back lost factory jobs and restore the glory days of the American working… Read more