The Modern Agreement of Amity and Commerce:
Toward a New Model for Trade Agreements

The Open Society Foundation has published a white paper on a new model for trade agreements. As OSF explains: Around the world, the process of economic globalization is under fire for serving the needs of corporate elites rather than ordinary citizens. But it is important to recall that trade does not have to aggravate inequality.…

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Elitism and the Rules-Based Global Trading System

In Globalists, Quinn Slobodian examines the relationship between the Austrian School of economics, influential in the first half of the 20th century, and the rules for the global economy. Members of the School opposed the Havana Charter. The Austrian School was not monolithic. Its members variously supported pure laissez-faire, government intervention in the marketplace, and support…

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How to Make Trade Work for Workers
At Home and Abroad

As the Trump Administration has recognized, trade involves a larger question consuming most countries: what kind of policy can make “it possible for most citizens, including those without college educations, to access the middle class through stable, well-paying jobs”? Trickle-Down Trade The Administration, however, can’t achieve this goal, because its trade policy is but an…

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