The problem isn’t trade or corporations—it’s the monopolization by professional groups of high-profit services.
The agreement may help him get reelected, but it’s only a truce, not a free trade deal.
Public-private partnerships can solve the planet’s most vexing problems—but they need to focus on systemic change rather than single issues to succeed.
For some nations, trade and cooperation are becoming less attractive. But the world needs more coordination, not less.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sets new standards for workers — but can’t stand alone.
Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.
Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.
A modest trade deal can’t mask major problems between Washington and Beijing. But despite those tensions, Americans are unwittingly increasing their exposure to Chinese stocks and bonds.
By undermining the organization’s dispute resolution body, the administration is undoing decades of rules-based economic cooperation—to the United States’ own peril.
Economic tensions with China may be soothed, but in 2020, Trump will have other trade concerns to worry about.
With the United States now a net exporter of oil, and with Iran’s economy battling historic levels of inflation, Trump held a more favorable set of cards than his predecessors did.