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An Inconvenient Truth about Free Trade?

Posted September 05, 2014

Nina Easton at Fortune asks why leading Washington liberals and labour-backed protectionists are working so hard to block pending free trade deals with Europe and Asia when it is trade that is driving post-recession economic gains and job growth in unionized, Democratic strongholds – in other words, America’s big cities. In the first two years of recovery, exports grew at five times the rate of output in America’s 100 largest metro areas – "bastions of blue voters" – and were responsible for more than half of those cities’ economic recovery, according to data collected by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Click here to read the complete article.