I’m pleased to announce that my latest freelance article has just gone on-line. It’s a contribution to a major forum on the economic effects of globalization organized by the Boston Review website.
The forum kicks off with a piece by economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research that’s drawn from an important recent book of his on the subject. My own contribution can be found here. And the rest of the contributions – which include pieces from a very distinguished group – can be accessed by clicking here.
My own response countered Dean’s claim that win-win results for both American and third world workers can be created with substantially different U.S. trade and other globalization policies. Although I strongly agree with some of Dean’s analysis and recommendations, my own conclusions, as you will see, are much more pessimistic. They emphasize that strict curbs on U.S. imports are unavoidable to safeguard American – including worker – economic interests adequately.
Finally, the U.S. government’s Voice of America news agency published this article today, which include some of my views, on the outlook for U.S.-China relations during the Trump administration. This version is a Google translation from the original Mandarin Chinese, so the phrasing may be a little unusual, to put it kindly.
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