NAFTA and Free Trade in the Americas in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314277466
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This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended.

NAFTA Free Trade and Foreign Investment in the Americas in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780314290267
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended.

Understanding NAFTA

Author: William A. Orme
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292760462
Format: PDF
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"Very readable book written during height of NAFTA debate. Remains a valuable resource for discussing impact of the trade agreement in Mexico and US"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

NAFTA at 20

Author: Michael J. Boskin
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
ISBN: 0817918167
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was bold and controversial from the start. When first conceived, it was far from obvious that it would be possible given the circumstances of the times. Drawing from a December 2013 Hoover Institution conference on "NAFTA at 20," this book brings together distinguished academics who have studied the effects of NAFTA with high-level policy makers to present a comprehensive view of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at the conception, creation, outcomes so far, and the future of NAFTA from the perspective of economists, historians, and the aforementioned policy makers in the words of those who actually participated in the negotiations and research. In the context of the fundamental economic and political transformation of North America, they discuss the trade, real wage, and welfare gains that NAFTA has produced for the United States, Mexico, and Canada, along with a review of the major energy markets within and among the three countries. They include lessons from NAFTA for the future, both for NAFTA itself and for other trade agreements, and stress the importance of political leadership and providing information on the benefits of trade liberalization to voters and potentially ill-informed politicians who hear most loudly from the opponents.

The Selling of Free Trade

Author: John R. MacArthur
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520231788
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the publisher. The Selling of "Free Trade" shows how Washington works to accomplish political or economic goals, even when confronted with widespread popular opposition. MacArthur chronicles the brutal and expensive campaign in 1993 that led to passage of the poorly understood, highly controversial law creating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Lessons from NAFTA

Author: Luis Serven
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821383742
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Analyzing the experience of Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 'Lessons from NAFTA' aims to provide guidance to Latin American and Caribbean countries considering free trade agreements with the United States. The authors conclude that the treaty raised external trade and foreign investment inflows and had a modest effect on Mexico's average income per person. It is likely that the treaty also helped achieve a modest reduction in poverty and an improvement in job quality. This book will be of interest to scholars and policymakers interested in international trade and development.

Myths of Free Trade

Author: Sherrod Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781595581242
Format: PDF
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"U.S. Representative Sherrod Brown - a leading progressive voice in Congress - takes apart free-trade dogma, myth by myth." "Ten years after NAFTA, free-trade policies have not brought prosperity to Mexican workers, and more than one million American jobs have been lost as a result of the agreement. Do free-trade pacts foster democracy? Brown examines the facts. Are fast-track agreements necessary to fight the war on terrorism? Brown dissects the arguments and the evidence."--BOOK JACKET.

Shafted

Author: Christine Ahn
Publisher: Food First Books
ISBN: 9780935028928
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nafta. The WTO. Trade agreements are supposed to benefit us all. Instead, in the decade since they've been in effect, life has become much worse for millions of ordinary Americans. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work. Farmers earn less than it costs to grow their crops, but consumer prices are still rising. White-collar jobs are following factory jobs out of the country -- forever. Taxpayers foot the bill for the social, economic, and environmental wreckage. And our government pushes more and more free trade as the answer to problems created by...free trade. In Shafted, working people -- family farmers and farmworkers, fishermen and seamstresses -- describe the ruin free trade has brought to them, their families, and their towns. These aren't theorists; these are the voices of experience. And they're telling us, clearly and eloquently, that it's time to stop the madness that enriches a few companies at the cost of things so many Americans hold dear: justice, human rights, community, family, and the dignity of work and of workers. Book jacket.

Free Trade and the Environment

Author: Kevin Gallagher
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804751250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Free Trade and the Environment' examines the impact of international economic integration on the environment, taking as a case study the experience of Mexico, as it transformed itself from one of the most closed economies in the world to one of the mostopen.

The Case Against Free Trade

Author: Ralph Nader
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556431692
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This book examines the notion of "free trade" and the issues raised by adopting the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Essays by Ralph Nader, Jerry Brown, William Greider, Margaret Atwood, Mark Ritchie, Wendell Berry, Pat Choate, and others.