trade

Beware Of The "Sneak Laws"
There are tons of "sneak laws" written to benefit a few key corporations or billionaires. These laws limit competition, provide subsidies, give tax breaks – you name it. But they never help regular people. Read more...
No Fast Track To TPP: Fix NAFTA First
We have to stop fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then we should take the momentum from that to demand Congress and President Obama instead fix NAFTA first. Read more...
Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker: Time To Upgrade NAFTA With TPP
If Penny Pritzker's for it, you should be against it. Read more...
Watch: What One-Sided Trade Pacts Are Doing To Our Jobs
"Imagine if factories in America got orders for $540 billion of goods... the economy would be booming. ... that was just one year of our trade deficit." Read more...
NAFTA At 20: 1 Million Lost Jobs, 580% Increase In Trade Deficit
NAFTA was not just a "trade" agreement. Trade agreements focus on cutting tariffs and easing quotas and barriers to goods moving across borders. The report points out that NAFTA was much more, giving corporations special rights, incentivizing offshoring and limiting regulation. Read more...

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The One Percent Blues
The hugely rich have always been with us, of course, but now it’s… different. Read more...
Today, 1% of Americans are taking home nearly 20 percent of the country's total income, and own more than 35% of America's wealth. Read more...
Working people, consumers, the environment, human rights groups and especially democracy are not part of the process. That can only go one way: if you don't have a seat at the table, you're on the menu. Read more...
If the minimum wage had kept up with the gains in productivity since 1968 it would be $16.50 an hour today. 40% of us make less than that. Read more...
The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement is worse than NAFTA. When you hear anyone from the big multinationals or Wall Street using the word "reform," watch out! The way they use the word, it means give them more and We, the People get less. They Read more...