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North America's Second Decade
In just ten years, NAFTA has created the world's most formidable free trade area. The United States, Mexico, and Canada have many common interests; they need to pursue them in common ways. By Robert A... Read More...

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The Privatization of Foreign Aid: Reassessing National Largesse
Critics have long derided the U.S. government for stinginess in international giving. But such charges miss the point. Today, it is private funds that make the difference in poor countries, and here t... Read More...

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China Takes Off
Although China's unprecedented economic success is understandably unnerving to it's neighbors and trading partners, it should not be cause for worry; China, the United States, and the rest of the worl... Read More...

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Candidates' replay of NAFTA debate misleads wary voters
NAFTA-bashing overstates the pact's impact on U.S. job losses during the 2001 recession and also ignores the economic benefits to American workers provided by NAFTA and world trade generally. (USA Tod... Read More...

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Thailand halts key privatisation
Plans by the Thai Government to privatise the country's electricity authority have been put on hold due to a week of mass protests by state workers. By Kylie Morris (BBC, 3/6/2004) Read More...

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IMF cautiously optimistic on UK
The UK economy has "weathered the global slowdown well", and growth could hit 3.1% this year. However, the IMF also warned Britain to keep a careful eye on public finances. (BBC, 3/5/2004) Read More...

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There's no realistic alternative to globalization
International growth abroad present opportunities for Canadians. The focus needs to be on successful globalization, not a narrow globalization captured and manipulated by neo-conservative ideologues. ... Read More...

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Social Security, Is It A Crisis That Doesn't Exist?
Arguments that the social security crisis does not exist are based upon the unrealistic assumption that the economy will grow much faster than projected. By Andrew Biggs. (Cato, 10/5/2000) Read More...

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What Social Security crisis?
Economic prosperity has eliminated the social security crisis yet politicians and advocacy groups continute to push for privatization. By Merrill Goozner. (4/5/2000) Read More...

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Privatize program now
Private investment is the only way to save social security from financial crisis. By Michael Tanner. (USA Today, 2/27/04) Read More...

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Most Argentines Back Their President, Not Debt
63% of the Argentines support President Nestor Kirchner's proposal to pay only a fraction of the nearly US$ 88 billion the country owes to international creditors, reports Jon Jeter (The Washington Po... Read More...

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The New American Century
New Imperialism is already upon us. It's a remodeled, streamlined version of what we once knew. For the first time in history, a single empire with an arsenal of weapons that could obliterate the worl... Read More...

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World Bank's Wolfensohn Criticizes Bilateral Trade Agreements
Bilateral trade agreements could impede multilateral trade agreements and hurt international trade. (Bloomberg, 2/23/2004) Read More...

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Budget not Keynesian: Prof
Liberals in British Columbia bent on balancing the budget may be boxing themselves in politically and hurting the economy. (Quesnel, 2/22/2004) Read More...

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Living wage laws gain momentum across US
Proponents argue that the benefits of living wage laws outweigh costs, and can increase productivity. (Christian Science Monitor, 3/15/2002) Read More...

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The Things Labour Unions Are Up To
European labor unions are looking more and more like political organizations as interested in "changing society" as they are in negotiating good wages. By Anthony de Jasay. (Library of Economics and L... Read More...

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Jobs Americans Won't Do
Bush has defended illegal immigration amnesty on the grouns that foreign workers are needed to perform work Americans refuse to do, but is this a valid point to make? By Mark Krikorian. (Center for Im... Read More...

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What Tax Cut?
Tax cut, or tax shift? By Alexander Tabarrock. (United Press International, 5/22/2003) Read More...

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EconPapers provides access to RePEc, the worlds largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software. Read More...

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Where the Jobs Went
Alan Reynolds pokes holes in the idea that outourcing solely to blame for job losses in manufacturing and IT fields. By Alan Reynolds. (Cato Institute, 2/16/2004) Read More...

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Ergonomics in the Workplace: Is It Time for an OSHA Standard?
Weighing the costs and benefits of ergonomic safety regulation. (Almanac of Policy Issues, 5/7/2002) Read More...

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Outsourcing Good For U.S. and World Economies
Outsourcing not only cuts costs and benefits developing foreign economies, but it allows many high paid US workers to keep their jobs. By Bruce Bartlett. (National Center for Policy Analysis, 2/4/2004... Read More...

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Sweat the Small Stuff
Why we should worry about fiscal irresponsibility regardless of how trivial some of it might seem. By Jacob Sullum. (Reason, 2/6/2004) Read More...

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"Compromise" Internet Tax Bill Would Cripple Online Development
The National Taxpayers Union argues for a permanent ban on an internet tax, calling the current moratorium a "stealth tax". (National Taxpayers Union, 2/11/2004) Read More...

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Bush seeks $1 trillion debt boost
Bush seeks a $1 trillion debt boost to fund the cost of shifting to a partially privatized Social Security system. By Patrice Hill. (The Washington Times, 2/10/2004) Read More...

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Ignore at Your Own Peril: The Manufacturing Crisis in Perspective
Although the manufacturing sector seems to be picking up, policymakers need to permanently address the manufacturing crisis. By Dr. Christian Weller. (Center for American Progress, 2/6/2004) Read More...

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Head Scarf Ban Backlash Warning
France's ban on religious symbols in public schools could end up encourageing the Islamic radicalism the law is intended to stave off. (CNN, 2/10/2004) Read More...

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Don't Blame Wal-Mart for the Wal-Mart Economy
Should we be blaming Wal-Mart for our economic woes or should we thank it for providing an efficient business model that cares about its consumers? By Daniel Gross. (MSN, 10/8/2003) Read More...

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WEF: Snail's Pace on Social Issues
Is the World Economic Forum living up to its ideal of "improving the state of the world" or is it just an elitist corporate club? By Alan Boyd.(Asia Times, 1/17/2004) Read More...

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Good Unintended Consequences
Despite EU claims of becoming the most dynamic economy in the world, business regulation in Europe is increasing, contributing to pitiful economic growth rates and the perpetual scourge of high unempl... Read More...

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