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  • WebMemo posted October 6, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. U.S.–Panama Free Trade Agreement: Drop the Tariff Anchor

    The White House’s decision to send the pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea to Congress for approval is overdue but welcome news. With unemployment still above 9 percent, one can only hope that, nearly three years into office, President Obama is finally shedding his protectionist blinders and seeing America’s trade partners and…

  • WebMemo posted June 21, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D., Bruce Klingner Enhance U.S. Security: Pass Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea

    From the Korean War to Operation Just Cause in Panama to Plan Colombia, the U.S. has expended lives and treasure to protect Colombia, Panama, and South Korea from Communist aggression, narco-violence, insurgency, and misrule. The investment has paid off. Today, all three are increasingly prosperous democracies and geopolitical allies with 100 million citizens and a…

  • WebMemo posted July 11, 2011 by Bryan Riley Win–Win Trade Agreements Would Boost the U.S. Economy

    Debates about trade and tariffs are a recurring element in U.S. history, and each time they have been resolved in favor of more freedom, Americans have enjoyed long periods of greater prosperity. Legislators should keep this history in mind and advance pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea without delay or extraneous conditions.   Our…

  • Backgrounder posted August 10, 2010 by Bryan Riley A Prescription for Export Growth—and Economic Recovery

    Abstract: President Obama has pledged to double U.S. exports over the next five years—an ambitious goal. But the President’s strategy of creating Export Promotion Cabinets and subsidizing loans is not the way to make that happen. The federal budget deficit—$1.4 trillion—is the largest obstacle to increasing exports, every year diverting hundreds of billions of dollars in…

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  • WebMemo posted October 6, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D. U.S.–Panama Free Trade Agreement: Drop the Tariff Anchor

    The White House’s decision to send the pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea to Congress for approval is overdue but welcome news. With unemployment still above 9 percent, one can only hope that, nearly three years into office, President Obama is finally shedding his protectionist blinders and seeing America’s trade partners and…

  • WebMemo posted July 11, 2011 by Bryan Riley Win–Win Trade Agreements Would Boost the U.S. Economy

    Debates about trade and tariffs are a recurring element in U.S. history, and each time they have been resolved in favor of more freedom, Americans have enjoyed long periods of greater prosperity. Legislators should keep this history in mind and advance pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea without delay or extraneous conditions.   Our…

  • WebMemo posted June 21, 2011 by Ray Walser, Ph.D., Bruce Klingner Enhance U.S. Security: Pass Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea

    From the Korean War to Operation Just Cause in Panama to Plan Colombia, the U.S. has expended lives and treasure to protect Colombia, Panama, and South Korea from Communist aggression, narco-violence, insurgency, and misrule. The investment has paid off. Today, all three are increasingly prosperous democracies and geopolitical allies with 100 million citizens and a…

  • Backgrounder posted August 10, 2010 by Bryan Riley A Prescription for Export Growth—and Economic Recovery

    Abstract: President Obama has pledged to double U.S. exports over the next five years—an ambitious goal. But the President’s strategy of creating Export Promotion Cabinets and subsidizing loans is not the way to make that happen. The federal budget deficit—$1.4 trillion—is the largest obstacle to increasing exports, every year diverting hundreds of billions of dollars in…

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