The benefits of free trade have been a cornerstone of economic thought for decades. Recently, though, trade agreements have become the target of a populist backlash, with opposition to trade deals emerging as a key issue in the presidential race. At the same time, new research suggests that trade led to lower wages and higher unemployment for some Americans, particularly middle-class manufacturing workers. We asked Bloomberg View columnists Tyler Cowen and Noah Smith to meet online to debate the pros and cons of trade.
With the upcoming November elections, both Clinton and Trump have expressed many opinions from an agriculture perspective. While they are both in opposition to TPP, there are a vast number of issues they view differently including immigration, nutrition, and eco-friendly energy sources where they disagree upon significantly. Stephanie Mercier takes a look at these[…]Read More »
Sonny Perdue enjoyed an amicable start to his Senate confirmation hearing to become the next USDA Secretary of Agriculture, receiving bipartisan compliments in a meeting that concluded in just over two hours. Read moreRead More »