Tag: NAFTA

Review of 2018, Part 4 (October–December): Nationalism, Deglobalization, plus the US exit from Syria

Maximilian C. Forte , December 23rd, 2018


OCTOBER Where US–Canada relations were concerned, as well as Trump’s trade strategy, NAFTA was the leading event opening the month of October. The US–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) On Monday,…


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Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018


JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


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Review of 2018, Part 2 (April–June): Dealing in Danger and Diplomacy

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


APRIL The Trade War Begins? April continued many of the same themes from March, beginning with the apparent start of a trade war between China and the US…


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Review of 2018, Part 1 (January–March): Unloading the American Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018


In memory of James Laxer, n. December 22, 1941, d. February 23, 2018, prolific author, and an inspiration to all Canadian academics to think for ourselves. JANUARY A…


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The Trade War is Here: Some of the New “Facts of Life”

Maximilian C. Forte , July 2nd, 2018


In Madeleine Albright’s new book, dramatically titled Fascism: A Warning, she slams the anti-globalization crowd, claiming yet again that globalization is here to stay—it’s a “fact of life…


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Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 3: Mexico—Armed Rebellion, Mass Migration, Flat GDP

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2018


Getting Past the Propaganda We are routinely told that Mexico has grown into the “one of the more robust emerging economies with exports of about $1 billion a…


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Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 2: Canada—Localized Profit, but a Net Outflow of Capital

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2018


In Part 1, details on trade and investment between Canada and the US were presented that showed the US has run surpluses in the trade in goods and…


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Better Off Without NAFTA, Part 1: Introduction—the US, Trump, and Facts and Fictions about Winners and Losers

Maximilian C. Forte , June 7th, 2018


Canada, Mexico, and the US: we could argue that any one of these nation-states “lost” because of NAFTA while the others “won”. That is Donald Trump’s position: that…


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Donald Trump, Empire, and Globalization: A Reassessment

Maximilian C. Forte , May 8th, 2017


“Hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” Donald Trump recently declared, “I’m both”. The only way in which the two (seemingly contradictory) positions can be reconciled is by…


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How to Read Donald Trump Like Donald Duck

Maximilian C. Forte , January 28th, 2017


If an alien were to land on Earth, and listen only to Donald Trump, the impression the alien would get is that a great, powerful, and cruel nation–Mexico–was…


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Neoliberalism, Brexit, and Higher Education

Maximilian C. Forte , October 21st, 2016


Is Brexit bad for UK universities? This appears to be the question at the centre of an article from the Times Higher Education titled “UK researchers face uncertainty…


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The Wall: A Monument to the Nation-State

Maximilian Forte , April 17th, 2016


Reaction against globalization often takes a visceral nationalist turn in many parts of the globe, no less in the US where the impacts of globalization are increasingly registered…


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