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Is always to have you along everybody how long has it been do you suppose since we lead this program with trade awhile certainly after a long long run of all trade all the time but we return to it today by noting that the US trade representative Robert Lighthizer my name spent the better part of this Wednesday on Capitol Hill let's talk about of course chief among them Lighthizer's and by extension the trump administration's overall dissatisfaction with the World Trade Organization and what its rules are about of course tariffs marketplaces everybody shores on the trade desk today every country in the WTO has a maximum average tariff that they can stick to their trading partners and boy are they different the average terror finding some Brazil is thirty one percent whereas for the United States the average is about three and a half Timothy key how is professor of economics at the university of Minnesota now it should be said that just because countries can charge a maximum tariff does not mean they do Brazil's average real terror freight is thirteen percent way below its maximum anyone but that still does sound crazy on the face of it that the rules let some countries tax the stuffing out of their trading partners you know I mean states have signed up to this Rachel Brewster is professor of law at Duke over the decades as country's first signed up for the WTO or agreements even before the WTO existed they were coming from very different places some were much more closed economies with crazy high tariffs and others less so and every entry to the WTO involved in negotiation to bring down those tears so when we talk about China having ten percent down here for you this is what China negotiated what the members of the WTO accepted including the United States now of course things change China's economy has grown more than nine hundred percent since two thousand one for example so it's reasonable for countries to disagree over current tariff and balances the question is what do you do about it Chad brown is with the Peterson institute reciprocity I'll lower my character here but in exchange you have to lower your character there that's one option the other option the threats the trump administration's approach thus far had basically banned you'll lower your terrace and if you don't then we're going to raise our terrorists against you the results so far have been a mixed back in New York I'm sorry Bennett short for marketplace we have been talking a lot on the program the past couple of weeks about how racism and discrimination is baked into this economy and a lot of people are working to change that and that gets us to the tech industry and its long and well documented history of not recruiting and training black people marketplace's Kimberly Adams reports now on how the very language of technology plays into that and what some coders are doing about some of the basic terminology of hardware and software is getting broader scrutiny terms like blacklist for malicious websites and white list for safe emails Gabriel chopper a senior software engineer at linkedin points to even more troublesome terms like the software side of things were like master and slave could be referring to a machine that is the the main machine or slave which would be like the thing that the master controls karla Monterrosa a C. E. O. of code twenty forty which works to improve diversity in the tech industry she says the first time she came across master and slave in coding I had a physical reaction to it several tech CEOs including at networking company Cisco say they are working on updates part of efforts to make their companies more inclusive Monterrosa says black in Latin next people leave tech at three times the rate of white men and a part of that is the environment that gets created and who is required to experience discomfort during the workplace Alexis moody a software engineer and data intelligence firm morning consult is working on changing the language they're seeing those terms it just a little cut all the time she says it does take time to update the code but it's such a minuscule change that pays dividends for inclusion and diversity down the road in this idea changing the language of tech has been picking up steam among the big players both linked in and get hub owned by Microsoft are making changes and Google has asked developers to use racially neutral language as well in Washington I'm Kimberly Adams for market place kinda mixed on Wall Street today not a whole lot of enthusiasm either way we'll have the details when we do the numbers over in the U. K. much as here quarantine regulations are being relaxed but the economic after effects of the pandemic or still piling on much as here actually most particularly over there though in the labor market something that the Brits are unaccustomed to from London marketplace's Stephen beard has now thirty two year old and a Timberlake worked as an administrator and a small construction firm Hey was modest what she says the job was perfect the manager was lovely and the the operational directive was lovely and it was a home from high you know it was my first behind the ref lasted five years a few weeks into fellow and I received a letter just two sentences long telling her that she'd been laid off I'm just seeds you know when you give five years of your life and your your passionate about what you do and the clients and customers to have that terminated in.

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