Stan Sorscher

Stan Sorscher is on staff at Society for Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), a labor union representing aerospace engineers, scientists and technical workers, and is President of the Washington Fair Trade Coalition. He is active in trade, economic development, and other public policy issues.  Follow Stan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sorscher

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 6:24am
The Trillion Dollar Money Pump for the 1%
I saw the movie Inequality for All , where Robert Reich explains the depth and meaning of inequality in America. He paints a compelling picture. Reich sets up the movie with a teaser: "Something happened in the mid-'70s."
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Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:41am
The 4 (or 5) Worst Market Failures in Human History
I'm a capitalist for one reason: to raise living standards in my community. A familiar mantra of capitalism guides me: Markets are powerful and efficient. I'm also a realist, so I temper that mantra: Markets are powerful and efficient. And markets fail. Market failure is an established, well-understood field of study in mainstream economics. Generations of economists accept the basics of market failure.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 3:06pm
"Free Trade" Was Never Really About Trade
We need to think differently about trade. First, let me say that I am 100% in favor of trade. Trade is when we do what we do best, they do what they do best, and we trade. Trade, done right, will raise living standards. If trade is good, then free trade must be better, right? So consider this old joke about "free trade."
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:56am
We Don’t Know, Exactly, What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is, But I’m Against It
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is probably the most important trade agreement you’ve never heard of . Sometimes described as our “21 st Century trade agreement,” its terms are being negotiated in secret by 11 countries, big and small, arranged around the Pacific Ocean.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 8:51am
Harvest America or Invest in America
Many American voters seem ready to run our country as if it were a business. Some businesses take a long-range growth perspective, and honor all their stakeholders. A country run that way would be OK.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 4:08pm
NAFTA-Style Free Trade Policy Fails
Fast track expired at the end of June. It's just as well.Officially known as Trade Promotion Authority, it authorized the president to negotiate trade agreements, which Congress could accept or reject "as is"; no changes allowed. Congress writes all other laws -- for taxes, military spending, immigration, environmental policy, agriculture and space exploration, among other things.
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