More Growth with More Income Equality in the Americas: Can Regional Cooperation Help? (White House and the World Policy Brief)

November 04, 2008

This White House and the World Policy Brief presents key facts and recommendations drawn from Chapter Six of The White House and the World: A Global Development Agenda for the Next U.S. President.

The next U.S. president has a great opportunity to lead regionaleconomic integration in the Americas, to the benefit of both theUnited States and Latin America. For the Americas, the high hopes of a decade ago for ahemispheric trade agreement have faded, along with confidencein the region’s ability to act collectively to address fundamentaleconomic challenges. The model for integration outlined here is a regional investment standards agreement—a collective effort to set common standards for key microeconomic policies affecting both domestic and foreign businesses.

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