Trade and Globalization

The president can end currency manipulation with the stroke of a pen, halving the U.S. trade deficit and creating millions of jobs

Apple’s own data reveal 120,000 supply-chain employees worked excessive hours in November

Don’t be fooled by Apple’s PR: Workers strike against sweatshop conditions

NYT story emphasizes Apple’s positive statements, obscures ongoing labor abuses

The 15 worst economic ideas of 2012

What we read today

Did NAFTA raise U.S. incomes? Not for most

One million veterans would benefit from raising the minimum wage to $9.80

What we read today

Heritage Foundation’s view on China trade and jobs is like old wine that’s aged badly

More reasons why China’s currency should remain a live issue

Not dead yet: Currency management and the need for a more competitive dollar

No, we don’t need China to finance budget deficits

Barry Commoner, visionary environmentalist, teacher and activist dies at 95

Share of households owning stocks declined over the last decade

Social Security, Medicare and life expectancy

What we read today

Recent federal regulation coincides with manufacturing employment gains

Foxconn riot, strikes, coerced student labor, and more: All’s not well with iPhone 5 production

New evidence of disturbing working conditions in iPhone production

Obama tackles illegal Chinese auto parts subsidies

Key goals of 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom are still unmet

Apple in China: Failing to make good on its commitment?

80% of jobs created since the recession’s end have gone to men?

Obama gets tough on China’s unfair tariffs on U.S. auto exports

Combating foreign currency manipulation would boost manufacturing and U.S. jobs

U.S. net debt hits $4 trillion in 2011—the cumulative toll of a generation of trade deficits

Management—bad management—crippled the auto industry’s Big Three, not the UAW

Video: Cambridge Forum discussion on the U.S. and globalization

Grasping at Chinese straws