The Public Good Newsfeed – August 23, 2016: Gerrymandering’s Terrible Impact, Leopold Kohr and the Curse of Bigness, and more…

A selection of recent news stories with an ILSR insight into “The Public Good.” Stories in this Newsfeed: Trade Agreements: What Are We For? | Democracy at Risk: Gerrymandering | Democracy at Risk: Voter ID | Leopold Kohr and the Curse of … Read More

Bangladesh Fire Shows Why We Can’t Trust Walmart to Green Its Supply Chain

Date: 20 Dec 2012 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

If Walmart will not pay 3 percent more for basic fire safety, if it readily abandons factories when cheaper production can be had elsewhere, if it declines even to come clean about where its goods are made – then how can we buy Walmart’s claim that it will transform factories across Asia into models of sustainability? … Read More

We Forget What It Was Really Like Under the Clintons

Date: 31 Dec 2008 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Twelve days before the Iowa caucuses, the New York Times Magazine cover, in large white letters on a deep black background, carried the single word title of its lead article: Clintonism. In the article Matt Bai, the Times reporter on all things Democratic, with a big D, made one undeniable assertion and two highly debatable ones.

Bai’s contention that Bill Clinton’s "wife’s fortunes are bound up with his, and vice versa" is incontestable. The primaries and even more so the general election, if Hillary is the nominee, will be a referendum less on Hillary than on Clintonism, the philosophy and strategy that guided the White House for eight years. Hillary clearly welcomes such a prospect, as demonstrated by her constantly reminding voters that she was "deeply involved in being part of the Clinton team."

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Business Forum: NAFTA helped increase flow of illegal immigrants

Date: 7 May 2006 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Business Forum: NAFTA helped increase flow of illegal immigrants by David Morris Originally published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 7, 2006 The debate about illegal immigration rarely mentions the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. That’s regrettable, … Read More

One Government, With Free Trade For All

(The following article appeared in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Sunday January 30, 2000.)

"Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age."

Thatinsight of Albert Einstein’s half a century ago aptly describes the current debate, or more precisely, non-debate, about free trade.

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