#1204 The past, present and future of international trade ​

Air Date: 8–24-2018
Today we take a look at some of the historical context for the dynamics of international trade, some progressive ideas about managing the domestic results of trade, the economics and politics of tariffs and the dangers of trade wars.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Explaining the economics and politics of tariffs - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date 6-17-18

Prof. Richard Wolff gives an overview explaining what tariffs are, how they work and why they're put in place.

Ch. 2: Michael Hudson on just a few of the things President Trump doesn't know about trade - Left Out - Air Date 4-8-18

Michael Hudson discusses the so-called "trade war" developing between the U.S. and China.

Ch. 3: THE MIDTERMS MINUTE (Primaries)- Support Progressives in Massachusetts on 9.4 and Delaware on 9.6 - Best of the Left Activism

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Ch. 4: Explaining some of the historical context and possible future of trade with China - The Inquiry - Air Date 6-27-18

The Inquiry looks at the forces driving the trade conflict between the US and China including some important historical context.

Ch. 5: Dani Rodrik the need for broad-based social programs to accompany international trade - The Ezra Klein Show - Air Date 7-19-18

Dani Rodrik on how globalization predictably deepens societal divisions, exacerbates distributional problems and undermines domestic social bargains which is why having robust social safety nets is critical in an age of global winners and losers.

Ch. 6: Prof. Richard Wolff on Whether Trump's Reckless Tariffs Could Start a War - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date 03-27-18

Prof. Richard Wolff discusses the impact of Donald Trump's reckless trade policies on the Thom Hartmann Program. Could they lead to a war?

Ch. 7: Jason Hickel on power, poverty and the long divide between Global North and South - @thisishellradio - Air Date 6-2-18

Jason Hickel examines the creation of mass poverty in the Global South from exploitation built into global trade and aid policies to the echoes of colonialism in structural adjustment programs of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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