Monthly Archives: March 2016

The US and Cuba – long awaited trading Partners

It was December 2014 that the US and Cuba declared their intention to reinstate diplomatic relations after a long time of over half a century. Since then, the US has attenuated trade restrictions, travel to Cuba and remittances which has … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders on Free Trade: Down With It!

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders actively opposes American trade agreements claiming that they undermine U.S. industry, hitting home with the American industrial belt. But what plans does Sanders have on interacting with other countries in a global market? Democratic presidential candidate, … Continue reading

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Trump misunderstands US Trade-Deficit Economics

Donald Trump on the trade deficit with China Ignorance often leads politicians to make completely wrong accusations. Adopting free trade has always been a consensus among economists and protectionism is way behind the trend. It is a widely shared view … Continue reading

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Are barriers of trade really going to help the US?

  Shot by a worker in the Carrier Air Conditioner (part of United Technologies) factory in Indianapolis in February, this video captured the raging national debate over trade and the future of the struggling working class. From 2017 to 2019, … Continue reading

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Tear down the walls inside Africa

Trade makes life better. You can understand this saying by common sense even if you have never taken any economic class. As you can see the figure below, the level of intra-regional imports and exports in Africa is the lowest … Continue reading

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What if Cuban Cigars are Coming?

On August 14, 2015, the United States flag was raised for the first time at U.S. Embassy in Havana since 54 years ago. At the same time, U.S. citizens can finally bring Cuban cigars back, legally. On March 15, 2016, … Continue reading

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Why Do The U.S. and The EU Begin to Normalize Relations with Cuba?

President Barack Obama stands with Cuba’s President Raul Castro before a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters. Stockade Cuba, once isolated for generations from U.S. and Europe, suddenly becomes the center of Americas. As president Barack Obama scheduled his … Continue reading

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