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Mentoring Business Women in Arab World

Mentoring Business Women in Arab World

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The great cultural divides between people can really be bridged by mutual interest. Trade in goods is the tangible manifestation of that mutual interest. The ability of well-meaning people all over the world to reach out and find those points of mutual interest is the key to moving…

Is the US Manipulating the Dollar?

Is the US Manipulating the Dollar?

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The US continues to print money which devalues each dollar in circulation. World money traders think the US is doing this deliberately, and market forces are driving the dollar down weekly. Traders in China, Japan, France and Russia are responding. They are making plans to dump their dollars for a…

Love Had Three Different Definitions – Why Not Trade?

Love Had Three Different Definitions – Why Not Trade?

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The word 'love' had three distinctly different definitions in ancient Greece. I'm proposing that we use a similar sort of rigor in defining the use of the term "fair trade" in the model economy. The term is being used interchangeably in several different unrelated contexts. …

Capitalism By Another Name: Sweeter Still

Capitalism By Another Name:  Sweeter Still

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We are in the only age where there is no cultural consensus about anything. People are making it up as they go along because there is no cultural point of reference. We need a new word or phrase to denote this system impelling accelerating change referred to by Marx…

Is The Obama Administration signaling a more protectionist trade policy?

Is The Obama Administration signaling a more protectionist trade policy?

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Where does the Obama Administration stand on the issue of free trade? The president has repeatedly described himself as a free-trade proponent who wants to be a “better bargainer” on behalf of U.S. interests and wants agreements to include labor and environmental standards. But actions often speak louder than words.…

Doha Round Research

Doha Round Research

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The Global Trade Analysis project is the most important open source framework for the sharing of information between and among researchers worldwide on the real impacts of variations in trade patterns and the effect on the global economy. …

Is Fair Trade Free? Does it Matter?

Is Fair Trade Free? Does it Matter?

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The author poses three questions on how fair trade relates to free trade.…

ISE Proposal for Financial Market Reform

ISE Proposal for Financial Market Reform

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The International Securities Exchange (ISE) has issued a proposal for reform to the the U.S. securities markets. See a high-level summary of the proposal here.…

Importance of Free Trade to the US

Importance of Free Trade to the US

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Trade is critical to the global economy.…

Reader Poll on Fair vs. Free Trade

Reader Poll on Fair vs. Free Trade

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Take a poll - Let us know your thoughts.…

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