The Godfather Approach to Trade

The Godfather Approach to Trade

Trump wants to “renegotiate” trade deals like NAFTA. But there’s no evidence he wants to fix their corrosive impact on labor protections or environmental standards.

A Wake-Up Call For Trump’s Trade Agenda

A Wake-Up Call For Trump’s Trade Agenda

The investor-state provisions in NAFTA don’t help workers. Instead, they hand enormous power to corporations to bully governments into undoing measures to protect workers, the environment, and public health.

Trump’s Bad Deal on Trade

Trump’s Bad Deal on Trade

Trump says he’ll spike bad trade deals, but he’s still letting the big corporations that write them make the rules.

Free Trade’s Regulatory Chilling Effects

Free Trade’s Regulatory Chilling Effects

Under deals like the TPP, countries that might otherwise have curtailed corporate activities won’t do so, simply out of fear of being sued by multinational corporations.

The Debate’s Top Five Inequality Moments

The Debate’s Top Five Inequality Moments

Inequality circled near center stage as 100 million viewers watched the two candidates debate what to do about America’s huge — and still growing — economic divide.

Statement on Donald Trump’s Visit to Mexico

IPS Expert on Free Trade Issues: Mexican President Peña Nieto is opening the doors to a xenophobe who doesn’t understand that the issues of free trade and immigration are inextricably linked.

Betting the Farm on Free Trade

Betting the Farm on Free Trade

The White House is gambling with our health, jobs, and the environment by embracing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.