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Trump Kills the Trans-Pacific Pact and Why That is a Good Thing

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One of the first Executive Orders signed by President Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Better known as simply “TPP” this mega-trade deal was a signature effort by President Obama to craft a free trade area around the Pacific that would exclude China, allow America and her partners to “set the […]

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Shackled and Drawn

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Understanding Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton requires that we draw together disparate, but related, strands of narrative. One storyline is the tactical failings of the Clinton campaign and the conceit of a Democratic Party that thought that they could impose a flawed candidate from the party apparatus on an electorate that was evidently tired of […]

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Ozymandias: Part One

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“I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, […]

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Crisis of the West

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The American election, which has been setting new lows for our Republic since last year, continues to plumb depths previously unknown to our free people. The news media continues to be focused on Mr. Trump’s leaked “locker room” tapes, in which the GOP candidates unabashedly admits to sexually assaulting numerous women by “grabbing their pussies” […]

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Rebuilding the American Small Business

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It is a tough time to be an advocate of free trade in the US. The major trade negotiations in which the US is engaged are both suffering from popular backlash against secrecy, cronyism and contemptuous disregard for public interests, the environment, and labor rights. Meanwhile, both the presumptive Republican nominee and the Democratic challenger […]

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Call Your Senator: Vote on TPP Fast Track is TODAY 12 May 2015

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The Senate is vote TODAY on whether to grant President Obama fast track authority on negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is a huge potential free trade agreement affecting large sectors of our economy. With “fast-track” the President can submit the treaty to Congress for consideration and it must be submitted on the first day the […]

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The United States and the European Union in the 2008 Financial Crisis: Two Responses and Two Results

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On Wednesday the 29th of October I had the opportunity to participate in a presentation at the Casa de América, in Madrid, sponsored by the Spanish Fulbright Association. The event was a debate exploring the different policies adopted by the United States and the European Union in response to the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis and the […]

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Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea ante la crisis: Dos Políticas y Dos Resultados

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El miércoles 29 de octubre, tuve la oportunidad de participar en un evento en la Casa de América, en Madrid, patrocinado por la Asociación Fulbright de España. El acto era un debate sobre la diferente reacción de Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea ante la crisis financiera del 2008-2009 y los muy diferentes resultados conseguidos. […]

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Mythbusters#4: Democrats Are Bad For Business

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It has long been an article of faith among Republicans that only their party can be good for the economy, because Democrats are in fact closet socialists. This tradition goes back all the way to the founding of the Republican Party, which was disdained by the 1850’s version of the Democratic Party as Yankee stockjobbers […]

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Mythbusters #4: A Rebuttal

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I’m always hoping for intelligent and challenging feedback to my articles, and I received an email from a good friend of mine who was happy to oblige me. This is not the first debate we’ve carried on by email – the one around the health care reform debate could have filled a small book – […]

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John Adams

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