Posts Tagged ‘free trade’

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    The Fabric of Free Trade

    Oct 14, 11 • 368 Views • No Comments

    The roof of the big-box store near your home could contain fabric that was made in Greensboro, N.C. Transported in rolls that are 12 feet wide and 5,000 yards long, this material is also made in South Korea. Until now, U.S. textile firms could compete against......  [read more]

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    Trade Deals

    May 21, 11 • 327 Views • No Comments

    What if Mr. Jones, an assembly line worker, lost his job because of low cost imports? And, what if Mrs. Smith, a travel agent, also is unemployed but the reason is online firms like Expedia?  Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt asks us why Congress is......  [read more]

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    Free Trade

    Nov 12, 10 • 373 Views • No Comments

    KORUS has been in the news. The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, negotiated in 2007 but not ratified by Congress, was in trouble. One reason was Ford. With a 1% share of the South Korean car market, U.S. automakers want more. One of the bigger sellers of Ford......  [read more]

  • The Visible and the Invisible

    Feb 6, 10 • 262 Views • No Comments

    Supporting free trade in 1978, Milton Friedman (1912-2006) referred to......  [read more]

  • Pleasing Ricardo

    Dec 24, 09 • 366 Views • No Comments

    During the 1990s, ignoring the protests of horrified Italian cheesemakers, the US placed a tariff on Pecorino cheese. The reason was bananas. Favoring their former colonies, the EU taxed bananas coming from all other Latin American countries that were grown......  [read more]