Trade

Here We Go Again: Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Won’t Fix Anything

Current trade agreements are great at creating more billionaires, not so much at protecting the interests of workers. 

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on April 13, 2018.)

On Thursday, President Trump flipped his position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, suggesting the U.S. might want to rejoin the pact. His announcement […]

2018-04-17T12:07:49+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Global Economy, Trade, YES! Column|

Tariffs Aren’t a Terrible Idea – If They’re About Well-Being of People, Not Corporations

Tariffs on imports could be part of reorienting the global economy. Now is a good time to talk about it.

(This commentary was originally published by YES! Magazine on March 19, 2018.)

Those who pay attention to trade and economics saw President Trump’s imposition of new tariffs—25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum—as just […]

2018-03-19T14:40:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Corporate Rule, Trade, YES! Column|

Obama’s Push for Corporate Rule: A Moment of Opportunity

Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than the current division between two big-government political parties debating big versus small.

By David Korten
Published by YES! Magazine,  June 25, 2015

Only a few […]

2017-03-28T14:35:53+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Corporate Rule, Trade|