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By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal

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Did Obama Make a Mistake by Touting Solar Power at Walmart? (All In with Chris Hayes)

Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren says this speech rewarded a company that is failing on the environment and on inequality, which makes it a confusing political choice.

Thousands in Pierce County Trapped in Underwater Mortgages (Tacoma News Tribune)

Kathleen Cooper speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal, who says these mortgages slow economic growth because homeowners spend so much on debt payments.

Making Ends Meet at Walmart (NYT)

When Walmart reviewed its financials to determine performance pay for executives, it made adjustments to ensure larger bonuses despite a rough year, reports Gretchen Morgenson.

Undocumented NYC Domestic Workers Clean Up with Collective (AJAM)

Forming an environmentally friendly cleaning co-op has ensured fair wages, steady income, and safety for some undocumented workers, writes Kaelyn Forde.

Heller May Try to Attach Unemployment Extension to Tax Cut Bill (Roll Call)

Humberto Sanchez reports that an upcoming set of corporate tax breaks with bipartisan support could be key to a deal that would renew unemployment benefits.

FCC Head to Revise Broadband-Rules Plan (WSJ)

Gautham Nagesh says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is trying to address public backlash with this latest revision of rules, which could be a good thing for net neutrality.

New on Next New Deal

For U.S. Mothers, Conservative Policies Can Be Deadly

Maternal mortality rates have increased in the U.S., and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn argues that conservative policies like refusing Medicaid expansion make things worse.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Economics on Mon May 12, 2014 at 05:14 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  20th Anniversary "NAFTA" Ignored ! WHY ? (0+ / 0-)

    11/23/1993 The Heritage Foundation
    "The North American Free Trade Agreement: Ronald Reagan's Vision Realized", By Michael G. Wilson

    (On NAFTA) "It will create an estimated 200,000 new jobs for Americans, reduce illegal immigration from Mexico, help tackle drug trafficking, strengthen Mexican democracy and human rights, it also deals a blow to organized labor and other protectionist forces."
    Many of these protectionist calls were from labor unions concerned that the NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs in older industries. Despite such concerns, though, labor will see that, as consumers in a growing economy, they too are better off when nations are free to trade with one another and workers are exposed to the rigors of international competition.
    Looking to the Future. President Clinton should ride the free trade momentum that conservatives have given him and reaffirm his support for free trade agreements

    A prophetic interview with Sir James Goldsmith and Laura Tyson,  1994

    You Don't Happen To Make It. You Make It Happen !

    by jeffrey789 on Mon May 12, 2014 at 11:07:19 AM PDT

  •  US Chamber Of Commerce Magazine December 2007 (0+ / 0-)

    Peruvian President Alan Garcia briefed U.S. Chamber members on December 14 at the Hay-Adams Hotel, hours before joining President Bush to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries at a White House ceremony. The ceremony capped off two years of work by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help gain congressional approval of the agreement.

    Garcia urged business leaders to take advantage of the FTA and invest in Peru. "Come and open your factories in my country so we can sell your own products back to the U.S.," Garcia told business leaders. Chamber Senior Vice President of International Affairs Dan Christman called on Congress to approve other pending agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. "Peru is just the first act in a much, much longer running play.

    You Don't Happen To Make It. You Make It Happen !

    by jeffrey789 on Mon May 12, 2014 at 05:37:42 PM PDT

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