Trade

Time for a Reset in U.S.-Mexican Relations

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
May 17, 2010 |

Mexican President Felipe Calderón will make his first full-fledged visit to Washington this week since taking office 3 1/2 years ago. Given the issues facing their countries, Calderón and President Obama might be tempted to nickel-and-dime their encounter. But the time is a ripe for a "big idea," not unlike what NAFTA -- warts and all -- was when it was proposed in 1990.

Why Trade Figures Do Not Prove China Is Rebalancing

  • By
  • Samuel Sherraden,
  • New America Foundation
April 27, 2010

China’s trade surplus declined in the first quarter, and during March the country ran a deficit of $7.2 billion, its first monthly trade deficit since 2004. Contrary to some analyses, this is not proof that the economy has made significant progress toward rebalancing or a reason for the United States to back away from pushing China on yuan appreciation.

Toyotas Are Safe (Enough)

  • By
  • Robert Wright,
  • New America Foundation
March 3, 2010 |

Several months ago, a 63-year-old Harvard professor lost control of his 2005 Toyota Highlander, crashed into another car and died, along with two family members. Now the government is trying to decide whether Highlanders of this vintage are prone to sudden acceleration and should be added to the lengthy Toyota recall list.

I drive a 2005 Toyota Highlander, and ever since I read about the case of the 63-year-old Harvard professor, I’ve felt … well, nothing in particular. I mean, I’m sorry about the professor and his family, but I think this whole Toyota thing is overblown.

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Getting Serious About Doubling U.S. Exports

  • By
  • Sherle R. Schwenninger,
  • Samuel Sherraden,
  • New America Foundation
March 17, 2010

Speaking this past week at the Ex-Im Bank, President Obama laid out his strategy for doubling American exports within five years, a goal he announced in his State of the Union Address. Naming it the National Export Initiative, he described the strategy as “an ambitious effort to marshal the full resources of the United States government behind American businesses that sell their goods and services abroad.” The Initiative calls for the creation of an Export Promotion Cabinet, made up of the Secretaries of State, Treasury, Agriculture, Commerce, and Labor along with the United State

Europe's Promise

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 12:15pm

On January 21, 2010, the New America Foundation hosted Steven Hill, director of the Political Reform Program at New America, to discuss his new book, Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age. The purpose of government today, Steven Hill stated, is to advance institutions that will create a high quality of life for our growing populations while simultaneously sustaining our planet.

Jobs Solutions for Our Jobless Recovery

  • By
  • Leo Hindery,
  • New America Foundation
May 19, 2009

This speech was delivered at The New School on May 19, 2009.

Views on the U.S. economy

A New American Trade Consensus

  • By
  • Bruce Stokes,
  • New America Foundation
May 5, 2009

New_american_trade_consensus.jpgThe 2008 presidential election was not about globalization or U.S. trade policy. However, the challenges facing the administration of President Barack Obama-the financial crisis, the lengthening and deepening recession-are inextricably bound up with America's trading relationships.

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