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29 Feb 2012
Brazil | economics | free trade | FTAA | global economy | NAFTA | North America | South America | the Americas | Trade | trade agreements | Americas | Economic policy | Economy General | International | Economy
In 2001, during the Summit of the Americas held in Québec City, then President George W. Bush spearheaded the effort to introduce a trade agreement that would...
20 Feb 2012
Business | Competitiveness | economy | Fairness | Government | Redistribution | TAX | Trade | Political philosophy | Tax | Philosophy | Economy
AN ARTFUL taxman, according to Jean-Baptiste Colbert, treasurer to Louis XIV, so plucks the goose as to obtain the most feathers for the least hissing. The...
17 Feb 2012
Barak Obama | Cold War | George W. Bush | International Cooperation | Missile Defence | National interest | Nuclear Weapons | Russia | Superpowers | terrorism | Trade | United States | Vladimir Putin | Asia | Europe | Global | International
War creates unexpected alliances, and the war on terrorism gave a good opportunity for growing closeness between the United States and Russia. For the first...
26 Jan 2012
Currency | EURO | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone crisis | Politics | SINGLE CURRENCY | Trade | United Kingdom | Economic policy | Government | Europe | Economy General | International | Economy
The European single currency affiliated to the European Union (EU) is called the Euro. It was launched on January 1st, 1999 amid a blaze of Europhoria (sic)....
26 Jan 2012
aid | competition | free trade | International development | Politics | Trade | Politics General | Finance | Economy General | International | Economy
Foreign aid had grown significantly in absolute terms (if not as a percentage of GDP in the case of many developed countries) but this has shown up a paradox...
13 Sep 2011
aid | Development | economic growth | FTAs | homeland security | poverty | preventing war | protectionism | sweat shops | Trade | WTO | Economy
Free trade's virtues have been praised for three hundred years. By allowing every country equal access to all markets, the theory says, you guarantee the...