trade

Basics
0 Alanna Shaikh’s entertaining observations on UNCTAD

What the heck is UNCTAD? No, it is not some kind of festering boil in a section of the body you would prefer not be discussed. It’s actually another one of those UN agencies hardly anyone pays attention to, its full name the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.…

Basics
0 What do trade policies and tostadas have in common?

More than you may think, as my Southern California Public Radio blogging colleague Leslie Berestein Rojas noted in her post “On Mexican Food, Farmers and NAFTA.” According to a top chef, the North American Free Trade Agreement has “decimated”  Mexican agriculture — which is also endangering its rich and sophisticated…