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[OP-ED]: Who loves free trade? We do -- sometimes

 04/21/2017 - 08:16
Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE
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Everyone “knows” that Americans have soured on free trade and globalization, as President Trump keeps saying. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE

[OP-ED]: ¿A quién le gusta el libre comercio? A nosotros—a veces

 04/21/2017 - 08:14
 El Gobernador saliente del Banco de México, Agustin Carstens (i), junto al experto en Estudios Económicos del Instituto Brookings David Wessel (d) hablanen una conferencia organizada por el centro de estudios Brookings Institution en Washington, DC (EEUU). Carstens, dijo hoy que la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) que pide EE.UU. puede ofrecer una situación beneficiosa para todos los países miembros. EFE
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Todo el mundo “sabe” que los norteamericanos están más reacios al libre comercio y la globalización, tal como lo repite el presidente Trump.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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 El Gobernador saliente del Banco de México, Agustin Carstens (i), junto al experto en Estudios Económicos del Instituto Brookings David Wessel (d) hablanen una conferencia organizada por el centro de estudios Brookings Institution en Washington, DC (EEUU). Carstens, dijo hoy que la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) que pide EE.UU. puede ofrecer una situación beneficiosa para todos los países miembros. EFE

What to expect from Ecuador’s new president

 04/19/2017 - 03:51
Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

Ecuador"s National Electoral Council (CNE) kicked off the recount of more than 1.2 million of the votes cast during the presidential election last April 2 that pitted the ruling party"s Lenin Moreno against opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso to choose the successor to President Rafael Correa.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:45am
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Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

[OP-ED]: How to fix airline overbooking

 04/17/2017 - 08:24
Geoff Fearns, un pasajero con billete en primera clase para hacer el trayecto entre Hawai y California la semana pasada, asegura que fue amenazado por United Airlines con ser esposado si no abandonaba el vuelo por otro suceso de sobreventa de pasajes, informó el diario Los Angeles Times. EFE
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There are lots of public policy problems that, even with the best of political goodwill, cannot be easily solved. They’re just inherently tough. Fixing airline overbooking is not one of them.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:15am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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Geoff Fearns, a passenger with a first-class ticket to make the trip between Hawaii and California last week, claims that he was threatened by United Airlines with being handcuffed if he did not leave the flight due to another event of ticket oversold, Los Angeles Times. EFE

[OP-ED]: Are living standards truly stagnant?

 04/13/2017 - 08:14
A causa del aumento de la desigualdad, muchos norteamericanos “se sienten peor ... incluso cuando su consumo material de bienes esté aumentando.” O quizás sea la decepción. La gente obtuvo menos de lo que esperaba, y el ritmo del cambio fue tan lento que pareció un estancamiento.
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It may turn out that the widespread belief that most Americans’ incomes have stagnated for years is, well, false or at least overstated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
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The rise in inequality may make Americans “feel worse ... even if their material goods consumption is rising.” Or maybe it’s just disappointment. People got less than they expected, and the pace of change was so slow that it seemed like stagnation.

[OP-ED]: Trump could fix health care

 04/07/2017 - 13:23
Manifestación en contra de las políticas de Donald Trump y en defensa del Obamacare en Vista (California). EFE
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The recent Republican debacle on health care could prove to be an opportunity. It highlighted, yet again, the complexity of America’s system, which continues to be by far the most expensive and inefficient in the advanced world.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Demonstration against the policies of Donald Trump and in defense of the Obamacare in Vista (California). EFE

¿A qué edad se independizan los jóvenes en cada parte del mundo?

 04/05/2017 - 15:10
Los jóvenes del mundo, la llamada generación millennial, comparte un deseo: independizarse de sus padres y vivir aventuras por su cuenta. Pero del dicho al hecho hay un trecho cuya distancia se mide en dólares. Desde la falta de trabajo a los precios de la vivienda, la juventud en el mundo se enfrenta a diversas dificultades para emanciparse.
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Aunque los estadounidenses no son los primeros en emanciparse, la media de edad a la que lo hacen sigue siendo una de las más bajas del mundo.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Los jóvenes del mundo, la llamada generación millennial, comparte un deseo: independizarse de sus padres y vivir aventuras por su cuenta. Pero del dicho al hecho hay un trecho cuya distancia se mide en dólares. Desde la falta de trabajo a los precios de la vivienda, la juventud en el mundo se enfrenta a diversas dificultades para emanciparse.

[OP-ED]: Vivito y coleando el socialismo del siglo 21 en Ecuador

 04/04/2017 - 20:03
El candidato oficialista, Lenín Moreno (i), posa junto al vicepresidente ecuatoriano, Jorge Glas (d), durante las últimas horas de las elecciones presidenciales en segunda vuelta, previo a conocer los resultados oficiales, en Quito (Ecuador). EFE
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Sí, ya lo sé, no es de buena educación recordarle a alguien “Te lo dije”. Pero desde la elección de Lenín Moreno como presidente de Ecuador esta semana, no me puedo controlar: Se los dije, los ecuatorianos no son tontos.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
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El candidato oficialista, Lenín Moreno (i), posa junto al vicepresidente ecuatoriano, Jorge Glas (d), durante las últimas horas de las elecciones presidenciales en segunda vuelta, previo a conocer los resultados oficiales, en Quito (Ecuador). EFE

[OP-ED]: In Ecuador, 21st century socialism is alive and well

 04/04/2017 - 12:20
Ecuador's officialist candidate Lenin Moreno (C) celebrates during the last hours before the results of the presidential election, with Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas (R) in Quito, Ecuador. EFE
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Yes, I know, telling someone “I told you so” is not the best of manners. But after Lenín Moreno was elected president of Ecuador this week, I cannot help myself: I told you so, Ecuadorans are not fools. 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Ecuador's officialist candidate Lenin Moreno (C) celebrates during the last hours before the results of the presidential election, with Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas (R) in Quito, Ecuador. EFE

Black, Latino Communities Spending Almost Half Their Incomes on Rent

 03/31/2017 - 06:17
 In cities like Los Angeles, renters in white communities spend 50 percent of their income on rent — well above the recommended 30 percent, but still far less than renters in Hispanic neighborhoods, who pay a premium of 63 percent.

Renters living in predominantly Hispanic or black neighborhoods have to spend more of their income on rent than those in white communities. Devoting nearly half of one’s income to rent each month makes economic mobility that much harder as well.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00am
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 In cities like Los Angeles, renters in white communities spend 50 percent of their income on rent — well above the recommended 30 percent, but still far less than renters in Hispanic neighborhoods, who pay a premium of 63 percent.

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