Washing machines will soon be more expensive. Whirpool felt pressure from foreign competition, and announced to slash jobs. The Trump Administration sided with Whirpool and decided to put tariffs on foreign made washing machines. This will increase the cost to consumers by $100 dollars a piece. The story of competition between washing machines is more complex than this one.
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"On India’s side are the Group of 33 developing countries. America’s allies include the European Union. To be sure, in Buenos Aires, the 164 WTO members will argue about several topics. But, no Conference issue is more important than food. It’s the one good all 7.8 billion people need. It’s the one good in which every country hopes to be self-sufficient, but can’t. It’s the one good that is both a human right and essential to national security. If the WTO cannot solve the 5-year long food fight, then what good is it?"
"This week on KPR Presents: when is a cake more than just a cake? When it's at the center of this week's U.S. Supreme Court case involving religious rights and freedom of expression. Join us for the Dole Institute of Politics' Constitution Day forum, featuring Camilla Taylor of Lambda Legal, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson of the University of Illinois School of Law, and Professor Steve McAllister of the University of Kansas School of Law."
"Is there a way to reconcile the seemingly competing claims of human rights and religious faith? Or must religion modify itself to comply with and support secular universal human rights regimes? Using the scripture of the Bahá'í Faith as a case study, this Article takes up these questions to define the religious conception of rights."
Ending the North American Free Trade Agreement could spell trouble of agriculture in the United States. Raj Bhala says that trying to solve the trade deficit issue will stall negotiations. He says agriculture and other industries that are dependent on trade need to pay attention to what Canada and Mexico do with other free trade agreements. “They (Canada and Mexico) are increasingly looking east and west, instead of north and south,” Bhala says.