U.S. Trade Policy and Global Development (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 Seven of The White House and the World: A Global Development Agenda for the Next U.S. President.

The new president will have both the opportunity and theresponsibility to reshape American trade policy so that itcontinues to support economic prosperity without leaving themost vulnerable behind. The starting point for such a policymust be to rebuild broad support for open U.S. trade andinvestment policies. It will require along-term commitment by both the president and Congress toimprove the education, pension, and health care systems. In themeantime, they need to work together to update theunemployment insurance and Trade Adjustment Assistanceprograms to reflect realities of the twenty-first century.

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