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The Top 5 Trade Policies to Follow in 2015

This year is an important year for a number of trade policies and agreements between the United States and countries around the world. These trade policies are important in determining U.S. competitiveness around the globe.

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Costa Rica’s New President and Free Trade

It seems like yesterday that I was visiting San Jose, Costa Rica to speak to university students about the Central American Free Trade Agreement. At the same time, in 2010,┬áCosta Rica elected its first female president, Laura Chinchilla. Four years … Continue reading

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Corporations, Labor Rights and Free Trade

In one of my classes this semester, I showed a documentary titled,┬áThe Corporation. The goal was to help students to understand the meaning of a corporation and its functions at the sub-national, national and international levels. Following the film, a … Continue reading

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Free trade at what cost?

Although I support the idea of free trade, I also believe that free markets can come at a high cost for workers. For many countries, their ability to compete is based on their lower labor costs relative to a more … Continue reading

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