Transatlantic Free Trade: Economic Winners and Losers
The following post was written by Thieß Petersen, Ulrich Schoof and Samuel George from the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Global Economic Dynamics team. At the G8 summit in Dublin in June 2013, the world’s most powerful leaders decided to begin negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). For at least […]
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Yes for free trade for Slovakia!
We’ve weathered our first opening up to free trade The first experience of post-communist Slovakia with free markets was a big shock to our uncompetitive and poorly managed companies which failed to rise to the challenge. Over time, they have been replaced by new ones, often with foreign owners – […]
Free Trade: If it Works Here, It Will Work Anywhere
Most Americans have, for generations, never truly questioned the basic system that allows goods and services to flow across state borders, unencumbered by tariffs, taxes, or other measures that would protect local industries from rivals in other states. And yet, many criticize international free trade agreements for their supposed pernicious results. Why the hypocrisy?
The ‘cultural exception’ in a digital age
The digital era is transforming the way in which people consume cultural products. It’s not uncommon for younger consumers to have neither a television nor a radio because the internet meets all their cultural needs from streaming and downloading music to television, movies, books and news on demand from anywhere […]
How Not to Run the Global Economy: International Trade and Finance as Geo-Political Maneuvering
Our blogger Michael Carbone reports about the Bertelsmann Foundation’s fifth annual conference which focuses on economic growth through innovation, global financial governance and the eurozone crisis: “System Upgrade: Time for an Economic Reboot“. In the lead-up to IMF and World Bank’s Spring Meetings, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Financial Times […]