35 Burst results for "Nafta"
The Meaning of Racial, Education Equity
"I got to argue now with you about education, racial and gender equity. Let's start. What do you mean by equity Congress? And I'll let you explain it rather than quote the book. I mean, inequality of opportunity to have a dignified life. And my view of the country is one of the big problems is there's $11 trillion that has piled up in my district because of innovation, entrepreneurship, globalization, at the same time, we ship jobs, offshore, to China, millions of them. We ship jobs, south of the border, because of nafta. And a lot of communities in this country rural communities, communities in the Midwest, black and brown communities have been left out and their kids are being told to leave their hometowns, they don't have opportunity, economic opportunity. And so we've got to bring new economic opportunity to people and places left out.
NFT Use Cases, Today and Tomorrow
"So back when gripped started really the only application you could interact with with regards. Nafta's was specifically grip. Dicky's now there's you know dozens of different art projects. There's dozens of different wallets thousands of different creators who've come on board and started making nfc's there's virtual worlds reach bring your nfc inside of the virtual world displayed inside of a museum. There's so much stuff that has been built and of course there were a few events that sort of threw fuel on the fire race the launch of nba talk shots on. These are the big art sales people. But i don't i really don't think that any of this could have happened without the gradual buildup of this early adopter tech enthusiasts community just really cranking on building high quality new experiences for people to try out with senator. Jeez yeah great well infrastructure. Certainly come a long way. I'm a narrow a lot of people building safe now. One thing that you mentioned is will. You mentioned a lot of use cases and i wanna die right into those before we do You know we we. We think about an when people are starting here about them really affiliate that with digital art but of course. Nfc's are about much more than digital art. We we started hearing about music collectibles. But even now things like turning tweets into nfc's and blogs and nfc's like devin what characteristics what can and can't be turned into an nfc. I guess my question like what characteristics make something good for becoming an nfc versus not. Yeah i think ultimately what we're talking about is the tokenism of everything right if you actually zoom back. You think about the beginning of bitcoin A crazy wave that we saw twenty seventeen financial assets that was really this trend of tokenism. All of the finance world breaks but now people are realizing is that there's this classes digital end perhaps even physical assets that can be token is really don't have as much to do as crypto currency but really just have to do is kind of the regular internet that people are used to.
What the NFT Gold Rush Means for Fashion
"Week b. o. Fs deputy editor brian. Baskin speaks to ben wada goto founder of our which recently raised eight million dollars in funding. From andreessen horowitz coronado abs co-ceo the d. materialized ambush luton co founder and creative director of the fabric cat as well as b. o. Fs editorial associate mc nanda about what. The nfc gold rush could mean for the fashion industry. And whether all the hype will deliver on the promise that this could be the next major growth factor for an industry trying to reinvent itself. I m c explained the most recent development with nafta's in the fashion industry. An t is non fungible token and. That's a unique digital asset that sought chain technology so that contains a digital ledger. That sort of a record of all transactions end woods made this space really exciting and almost every industry has kind of brushed to the market in part. Because it's of within not leisure shows verifiable evidence of price but also ownership of a good that she can't be tampered with or altered that exists forever within this Within this sort of a ledger so this has been really exciting for number of brands. I think the one that sort of gained everyone's attention sort of started. The article was the collaboration between artifact end in eighteen year old digital artists known as ferocious That actually saw. I think it was over six hundred twenty. One at pairs of sneakers were sold from three thousand to ten thousand dollars and three point one million dollars total rhythm Virtual sneakers were sold in under seven minutes which obviously got the acid world looking to to the market. So this has been a really interesting sort of nixon in everyone on this panel. I've spoken with over the past few months as relate shown can to the market. And how what that might look like a starting with sort of the fabrications first entity between eighteen nelson moving forward towards artifacts at inversiones at collaboration that people
Elise Stefanik: From Republican Moderate to Trump Favourite
"Coming leadership ouster of liz. Cheney is about much more than the sacking of the number three house republican it is an unconditional surrender by one of our two major political parties to former president trump. And his big lie that the twenty twenty election was somehow stolen. Cheney's crime is not that she isn't conservative. It's that she's not conservative as defined by today's republican party which apparently means unquestioning loyalty to the defeated former president. She stands accused of telling the truth that the election was not stolen and for criticizing trump citing the january six capital interaction. This episode is just the latest chapter in the party's purging of its legacy the bushes the mccain's the romney's and now the chains names that appeared on eight of nine presidential tickets for one thousand nine hundred eighty two thousand twelve all now. Essentially excommunicated by the party's base and leadership and for one reason only the message go along with donald trump and his lies or just go away. Will this help. Republican election prospects in the short term. Perhaps but what does it mean for. Democracy when a great political institution refuses to accept free and fair election. Results and rejects. Its own who choose principle over party. I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair congresswoman lizzie cheney facing a vote as soon as wednesday to ouster from leadership after criticism of donald. Trump's big lie at the election was stolen and his role in the capital attack. We will not forget what happened on january six and that the single greatest threat to our republic is a president who would put his own self interest above the constitution sherry me writing in the washington post this week. The question before us now is whether we will join trump's crusade to de-legitimize and undo the legal outcome of the twenty twenty election. The house republican leaders have answered. That question you know i. I've lost confidence boosting. New york's elise stefanik who trump has endorsed. My vision is to run with support from the president. What they're saying is if you don't go along with the big lie. You basically need to go so phonic voted with president trump. Just seventy eight percent of the time. Criticizing is border wall opposing him on nafta and trade even voting against his signature. Twenty seventeen tax cuts. Cheney voted with trump ninety three percent of the time once trump critic has been insulting women stefanik became a high profile trump defender during his first impeachment when she opens that mouth you at killing them. Elise trump meanwhile has denounced cheney unremittingly. This week he called her a warmongering fool who has no business and republican party leadership. The good news is in her state. She's been censured all seventeen. Republicans who voted to impeach or convict. Donald trump have faced censure votes or rebukes at home. Utah senator mitt. Romney wants the party's nominee for president booed at a state convention last weekend though the vote to censure him fail.
Topps to go public through SPAC deal as baseball card company ventures into NFTs
"Going to start with tops. yes tops. The company best known for baseball cards and bazooka gum is going public with mudrick capital acquisition. Corp so yes people. We have another spac on her hands. Michael eisner who used to be the person running the walt disney corporation is the chairman of tops. Eisner is going to remain in that position. You tell me. What can i interest you in a few shares of tops. Yeah i'm interested. You know chris. I sometimes make fun of so many that are coming out. We all talk about spanky stocks but to me this was because it gives you an entry into the collectibles market now there are some publicly traded collectibles companies funk. Oh comes to mind. They make those great bobblehead collectibles. You can purchase online or in stores but the opportunity to embrace to invest in baseball card. Collectibles is really neat. You know tops is not a small company more. It's been around for a decades sales last year. Rose twenty three percent year over year. Two five hundred sixty seven million bucks. This is going to be not an immaterial deal. The company will have about five hundred seventy one million cat in cash from the merger. I really like that. Tops is branching out into the most cutting edge type of collectible stare into. Nafta's non fungible tokens for those of you who are crypto enthusiasts. They have digital collectibles. I think last month. They introduced a godzilla. And if t collectible so this is not your father your grandfather's tops anymore. And this is what. I like about spags as much as i. I make fun of them personally. Sometimes they're giving you opportunities as investors opportunities to take part in sectors of the economy that we might not be able to aspects of introduced a lot of us to new avenues into alternative investments in the cloud cope. Collectibles market is an alternative investment avenue. That i've been interested for a long time.
How Do Bees Make Honey?
"Maddalena. We've got something on our minds. Do you know how bees make honey. Well i depends on what kind of be. We're talking about thousands of times. The kind that makes a lovely honey we eat is called the honey in here on. The flowers is a great place to watch them. Kin hat i wanted to guest on. Wanna get stung either. It's okay to be scared and some people are allergic to bees. So it's good to give them some space but most of the time they won't bother you b.'s. Only sting when this interview. So they want. Think steen if we're dental. They worked day jones. Gangly goes beep gray okay. i'll be right to. What am i doing that. This sucking up poland guns around nba's opioid today house. It flies out to highs it lands on route and seven older. Yes now make a sweet watery. Jews called nectar and b's love it. It is so delicious. I fly from flower. Flower filling up on it and at the same time that also getting convert in poland conlon eater covered coveted pollen if they drink nectar from the flowers. What do they need the pollen for. Well it's all part of a balanced diet babies. They need protein to grow up. Big and strong flower on is full of routing for bees one. The famous growing that don't need protein anymore but they do need sugar for energy. that's why they drink nectar. Okay so they've got their nafta and as much as they can carry nip so whereas all the honey yes you can use would colony cut any
Digital artwork sells for record $69M at Christie's
"A digital artwork has set a new record at christie's selling for sixty nine point. Three million dollars that's higher than bids for artwork by frida kahlo and salvador dali. Our ceylan off says the collage by artist. People also set a record for the non fungible token market. She'll explain simply put an. Nf nafta is just this digital token that conveys ownership. so you can think of f. as digital collectibles the idea is that you have this asset online and there is only one owner of it and because of that that gives it some level of scarcity it gives it some value where it gets more technical is the fact that that authenticity is guaranteed through information conveyed on blockchain which is the same technology that underlies bitcoin. It's just saying here. Is these specific. Asset here's data. it was created. Here is the name of the work of art in this case. And here's all of that information preserved so that you can actually track who owns this digital asset because assets online. You know if you have an image you can share it. You can make an. Mimi can do all sorts of things with it and there really hasn't historically been one owner and this lets you do that.
Market Power To The Beeple
"So after digital artist mike biebel winkelmann decided to get into the marketplace for tease. He set up an initial auction on an nfc platform called nifty gateway last october. These platforms are sites. That administers the supply of new tees and oversee their exchange and in addition to a couple of individual and. Ft's mike put up for auction. He also set up a kind of price experiment to give us fans cheap way into nfc ownership well also testing out the market. He decided to create a limited set of one hundred identical. Nfc's and to sell them for a dollar a piece. I i knew they were worth more than a dollar. But i thought they were. Maybe worth like maybe fifty or a hundred dollars and so these instantly sold out. And freddie immediately people started trading them because the thing with. Nfc's is you can immediately sort of resell them through the different platforms and because nfc transactions are conducted in the blockchain are all in public view. Blockchain is basically like an open ledger system where everyone can see every time. One of these unique ownership tokens changes hands. And for how much and this technology this wide open. Ledger holds a huge appeal for artists. Because every time an nfc is sold these platforms are able to offer a ten percent cut to people like people as a condition of selling their work in the first place and makes us within hours. People were flipping. Those one dollar tokens for thousands of dollars so fast forward to today those one dollar additions recently. This week sold for three hundred thousand dollars. You know when it resells ten percent is automatically goes into my wallet just to reiterate every time. somebody resells mike's an ts on one of these platforms. He's automatically cut into the deal for ten percent but she points out is a pretty marked improvement from how earnest get paid in the normal art market about a month after that first auction mike set up another. Nafta drop as they're called a series of about twenty separate nafta auctions that he scheduled to play out over the course of a weekend and makes his family win over to his brother's house for a kind of weakened watch party in the backyard. How much have you made by the end of that weekend. In december we it grossed three point five million and then after fees and everything kinda ended up to be about three point three million that i kind of take home not a bad in the backyard. That was a pretty good week. It wasn't too long after the success of those auctions before mike got word that a prominent member of that highfaluting art establishment that had long ignored his kind of art. Wanted to get in on. The action
New All Time Highs For Bitcoin
"Killing rotten now. Thirty six thousand four hundred one dollars on bitcoin as it stands pushing on to new all time highs six point seven two percent up on the diane starting to come back into that cradles. We saw in two thousand seventeen as we we we do. See these quick snapback pullbacks that the do occur on the markets. And we say that carrying at the mind you know. He's so two days ago that quick snap back It was a twenty percent that twenty seven seven one or twenty seven seven hundred where it pulled back to now. Of course we've moved of a nine thousand dollars since then a that is a sort of place where if you look into bond will bitcoin so bad idea to set some limits whilst also the lacoste in on the way ed just depends on what you're trying to shave now that's via long-term holdings for may of course i'm trying so i'm looking to delacoste averages. Well but on doing that based off the back of profits from the trades. I'm taking now familiar. I haven't had any trends this year. And it's not. Because i haven't been there is because i've been committed to himself and my family. It's going to be a big year. They're always big years but I just wanted to make sure. I had a break. And it's as as i'm still doing bits and pieces at the nine minutes not a clean break. It's nice don't have to be sitting around all day staring at computer computers now with today being a bit of a rainy day a may just because Yeah it's been a while on definitely getting the each. The members in my community have been blowing out doing extraordinarily well sue. Start of theory of now. One thousand one hundred and ninety two dollars up another eight percent today looking very very strong wants to clear out through the highs that were the moment and we get through those levels. And you know what i'm saying at that point is better simplicity and better tried ability not sort of nafta on alexa. It's up ten point nine percent. Beyonce honest pretty dead. It's come very very heavily. It is moving quite frequently out the down than up and down and almost interested. It's up ten point. Six twenty five cents flat. Bitcoin cash has continues to push on came back to test. That three seven hundred level spoke of as resistance tested on the noise pretty much and since then it has run a good seventy bucks. Four hundred fifty dollars so for and fifty one dollars up seven and a half percent just waiting for pull bucks on his low friends law Delap has slowed a little bit but a very very solid trend in dade hundred sixty seven dollars ninety cents five point four percent a off another booming day or the biggest booming dash. We've really had of light. Eighteen point five percent on very keen on now just started kick its engines into into gear on. It's moving very very well. Field and forty four cents eighteen point two seven the senate jose right now across the top ten that he's not the top before.
Modern and fast APIs with FastAPI
"There. Obviously, it's all about consuming API's these days API's are everywhere in a Zappia in there like we integrate with you know however many thousand different. Api In points that you might WanNa work with and IT'S It's all pretty crazy but of course, creating API's is super important. So focusing on that side, how have you seen the evolution of API frameworks come not because the early days that I spoke of it was like things were web frameworks, and then if you wanted, you could somehow manage to put a Web Api in it. Yeah. Absolutely. Excited I. think that's the key difference I think that's The difference. Yeah because yeah. So for example, this framework is basically I don't know I would think it was something like Api I mean obviously, it's in the name, but there's a bunch of them like that these days that are coming out words, the building blocks talk in terms of API's not in terms of web templates and whatnot. Yeah, exactly. So like I guess for a very long time, the more established frameworks inviting specifically have been flask and Jangle. For at the is it will be in Jangly will be JANGLED WRIST FRAMEWORK They're bunch of plug. INS that can be combined together to make something that works very well. The same with general framework visiting is, as you were saying, these frameworks were made mainly to handle templates in the back. So they accept the extra functionality was on dope around the ways that the I was able to do things. So as you were saying like the, there was this bunch of extra frameworks that came afterwards like even of the same thing sort of and they know the a sink wave game with a bunch of all their frameworks past the I, ended up later end up last wave I guess but it was mainly from the learnings of all these reviews. Frames I was using a bunch of those fingers for a long time. A bunch of floggings have combinations trying Wednesday in friend dealer. I had like something that was kind of stable, but it's very difficult to maintain quite fragile. Yeah. You said that you didn't really want to build fast. API finally decided alright. Yeah. I. Need the thing I went to exist so here we go. Yeah I, like the Nemov Hey I build another framework is heaven like every Waco's. And I was trying really hard to avoid that and I was like, no I just find the thing that I'm looking forward on finding. That will do that if we should not that I need and at some point when I was like, yeah, I'm not finding the right thing I found it and it was eight. The I star wasn't thing right atheist our framework build by dungarees. The great guy is in creator of the Framework Yeah exactly successor Django risk framework but from scratch exactly exactly and there's Aba Star Nafta Star was trying to be compatible with. An aggregate sold like the Canonical Standard Specification or interface for web frameworks, which is wealth flask untangle air based on and at the same thing with Ascii, which was the new standard that was also born at Jangle for do wet sockets these asynchronous saints right it's probably maybe we're just pointing out to people who are not deep in the web hosting side like Whiskey is this common API that all the different web frameworks, blast gender and? So, on talk to or implement, and then all the web servers like microwave Guizhou Unicorn. So on know how to talk to anything that does whiskey, and that's how you can run other frameworks on these various web servers. But none of those were capable of supporting ase, INC programming, which is super important for scale ability on the server side because the way that thing was written is incompatible with that, and so there's a new standard I think. Maybe Thomas. Even partially involved in like the finding the standard. Sure but. A SGI FOR ASE INC gateway interface and that's the GI that you're talking about right. So Api star is trying to do both of those things. Yeah. Exactly and complementing or were you were saying like these specifications of how to interact with the server on the on the framework I like totally like quite simple is mainly of one page jobs as like there has to be a function that is going to be cold with these armadillos and is basically that, but then they finding what the shape. Of that function, what are the parameters that is going to save old? That is like the main of interaction between a server like UNICORNS and a framework like flask. So these new Disney will these new standard as he is the one that support for acing weight and all these things and I was trying to have support for both things wild being an API, I framework and having like a bunch of extra features. The Dump Christie added on it was great. I was just trying to have some. Indication ideas to able to integrate them with Aba I themes, and at that point. He was also building starlet, which is the microphone more slash toolkit for building a B. is in asking these new feeling like wave applications of doing whip stuff using these new data. So he's like the bare bones thing is kind of in the middle of flask on a lower level. It will kind of the same things and because he was focusing on that, he had to deprecate most of the Aba Star components like the server components and made it just like. Ceased him on a set of tools to validate scheme us for API's right. Now that point I had found the perfect tool and it had to be deprecated. So I guess. Cute. Like okay. Let's try this. At the same you know that is
A Shop Divided: Union Members Split Over Biden And Trump
"It's here and now Democratic nominee Joe Biden and met with the president of the United Steelworkers yesterday on a whistle stop tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio. Biden is trying to win back union working class voters in the Midwest that helped President Trump win the election in 2016. The president is making the pitch that he's saved American manufacturing, But there are 66,000 fewer manufacturing jobs in Michigan, compared to July 2019 and 48,000 fewer in Ohio. Let's check in with a few union voters. Now Tim Petrovsky is the president of the United Steelworkers. Local 1900, South Lyon, Michigan. Tim. Welcome here now. Thank you. Thanks for having me Joe Biden, clearly making an effort to reach unions and working class voters in this campaign. But do you think he has a chance to get back some of that support that Democrats lost four years ago? I think he has the opportunity. I think it's a tough climb, but I do believe it can happen. Early on 2016 the manufacturing here in Michigan Steel business. It took a pretty good boom. A lot of that was already building but you know, the credit was given that way. You know, one of the things now, obviously, with the mishandling of the Corona virus and everything, a lot of our shops were shut down. The steel is not what it was promised to be the opportunity to speak with Vice President Biden two weeks ago when he was in doing his tour of Detroit, he met with four of us US W workers in one of the things we talked about was the ways to bring manufacturing jobs back to Michigan, he seemed he had a good plan to bring back good paying union jobs, not just jobs. Like it. Our mill we sell Yusa made pipe in our steals bought here in America, and one of the things he promised was to spend government money on products made in America. Right, so if they're going to use steel, they're going to use our steel. But, you know, I remember one of the very early executive orders that President Trump issued was promised to do just that to use US steel in pipelines, for instance, and he's made a big show of supporting the steel industry. Over the years, President Trump has he's slapped tariffs on Chinese steel. He's blamed People like Joe Biden for supporting trade deals like NAFTA. That he says is outsourced American jobs. I mean, what do you make of the argument that President Trump has been good for the American steel industry? Listen, I'm not goingto sit here and say that I don't believe in the beginning that it It was good. You know, it's a released it appeared that way. You know 16 17 even on into 18. The steel was good. I mean, our shop definitely was on optics. We hired 100 people. So we went from 140 ish people, The 2 50. But here we are 2020 in October now And we're down over 100 people. We actually have less people working than we did during that that rise where we're seeing that union leaders are likely to stick with Democrats this election. Just like they did in 2016, But with the rank and file, Tim, what about that? What? You're hearing from the rank and file your coworkers. The guys you work next to Now that's where it's. It's different. Obviously, the higher ups at the U. S W A W Things like that They support Democratic candidates. But there's a lot of people in our shop 20 years ago, this place would have been 95% Democrats. And now it's really split that I'd probably have to say something like 60 40 Republican over Democrat now, So on a lot of that is because of the up flux we had over the last couple of years. They gave that credit there. But now that you know, we're not working as much with the Corona virus or whatever reason. You know they're not willing to associate the blame as well. Right? So it's a really It's a shop divided anymore with the rank and file. I'm curious when you got to work yesterday were people talking about Tuesday's presidential debate. What? What did you hear from folks? Oh, man, it's ah, you know, as the union president at our shop, knowing that our shop is divided I try to avoid the politics conversation honestly at work, but no, it was. It was the big talk. I mean, that that debate was it was something right. I mean, it was Ah. I think it It was not good on believe not good on both sides here at work, even though Trump supporters were not happy with the way he handled himself. And the Biden supporters here were not happy with the lack of message. So, yeah, I mean, it's it's really divided. Tim Petrosky, president of the United Steelworkers, Local 1900 in south Lie in Michigan. Tim, Thanks for taking time out of your day to speak with us. No problem.
Trump warns in Michigan that 'globalist sellout' Biden will send American jobs overseas
"The campaign trail. Joe Biden stays in his basement while President Trump goes to Michigan. Joe Biden surrendered your jobs to China. And that we want to surrender our country to the violent left wing mob. And you're seeing that every night Trump carried his America first message to working class folks at his airplane hangar rally in Michigan last night supported every disastrous globalist sellout. For over a half a century, including NAFTA, China and DPP. You know that Joe Biden surrendered your jobs to China. He says that the Michigan voters need to support him in the upcoming November election on November 3rd, Michigan, You better vote for me. I got you so many damn car plants,
Trump says he'll use his own cash to fund his campaign if needed
"Finally, there's some talk of. A cash crunch. Now for the trump campaign incumbents generally have a financial advantage but there's reporting that that the trump campaign has raised one point one billion dollars since the beginning of twenty, eight nineteen and has spent more than eight hundred million of that already, and some questioning of why the trump campaign for example, spent money at a super ad long before average voters are tuned. In and meanwhile Jason the Biden campaign raised three, hundred, sixty, five, million dollars in August alone, which is a new one month record for fundraising like that and I. Mean obviously money is not everything trump was outspent in in two thousand sixteen but it's it's interesting to wonder whether the management of these campaigns could play play a role in the dynamic in these last few weeks to. Share and I think you know the Biden people. They have a lot of support in among wealthy people. I think Kamala Harris has been probably a good fundraiser among California's well to do, and so I think you know a lot of a lot of people have decided. that you people who run companies and so on. Have decided that you know they don't want any more of the trump show and I do think that they're going to give Biden a fundraising advantage I saw that the president is thinking about spending. Hundred million dollars of his own money by. You know I think I think that that's that that's a red flag for him. If he doesn't have enough if they don't have enough, for example, the contest in Michigan Nafta books on other states and that's also. Going back to what Kim said about the Senate not just going to hurt the president but hurt Republican chances in the Senate if the trump campaign has to pull back in be more selective about where they're spending.
Has Globalization Undermined the American Working Class?
"America's working class has been cheated is an assertion that has been getting a lot of currency lately are last presidential election went deep on that claim in both parties by the way and the culprit most often blamed for that. It's that monstrous five syllable word globalization, the philosophy and the practice of free trade which has been great for companies and for shareholders but has had a devastating impact. It is argued on the American working woman and. Man Well Economist do agree that in the past four decades the American working class, which we're defining tonight as people who lack a four year college degree. They have seen flat wages and a steady disappearance of good jobs. But is globalization a main reason that that's happening to those workers and for those workers is globalization entirely bad. Well, we think this has the makings of a debate. So let's have it. Yes or no to this statement globalization. has undermined. America's working. Class I'm John Donavan, and I stand between two teams of experts in this topic who argue for and against this resolution globalization has undermined America's working class as always. Our debate will go in three rounds and then our live audience here at the Saint Regis Hotel and Aspen Colorado where we are appearing in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival will choose the winner and as always if all goes well civil discourse, we'll. Also win a resolution once again, globalization has undermined America's Working Class Jared Bernstein you have debated with us before. So welcome back you're a senior fellow at the center on Budget and policy priorities. You were Vice President Joe. Biden's chief economist. The last time you debated with US interestingly Jason Furman who is your opponent at the other table tonight was your debate partner as a team you were formidable formidable I, almost want to use the French pronunciation. Formula, so are you planning to use your insiders knowledge of Jason's debate battles against him to very much am the way to do that with Jason is to make a lot of sports analogies because they repealing confusing. All right. Thank you and I see you detail to Aspen. You were a to aspen well I. Think the guy with the tie is the guy you want to listen to, but I'll let you decide. All right. Thanks very much. Jared Bernstein and can tell us who your partner is. This someone I've known for twenty five years she's a dear friend of mine and I consider her my mentor in this topic feely gentlemen feeling. Theo welcome to intelligence squared your president of the Economic Policy Institute. You've spent two decades as an economist for the AFL CIO, which is America's largest federation of unions. It represents some twelve point, five, million working women and men. You've spent twenty five years working on trade policy. So what got you interested in trade? Well, when I came to Washington in the early nineties I got drawn. INTO THE NAFTA debate the North American Free Trade. Agreement. And I realized pretty early on that. This was not some kind of a dry text book discussion about tariffs but it was a transnational battle over democracy good jobs, workers, rights, and regulation. So I was hooked because a lots at stake a lot is at stake. Okay. Thanks very much thelia once again, team arguing for the motion. And motion again, globalization has undermined America's working class. We have to debaters arguing against it, I Jason Firm. Welcome back to intelligence squared Jason you're a professor of the practice of economic policy at the Harvard Kennedy School you're a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, you were Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama tonight. As we said, you're going to be debating your former colleague Jared Bernstein on the impact of globalization. So is this the first time you to have debated the globalization issue with each other jared and I agree on I'd say about ninety five percent of economic issues and my goal tonight is to bring to one hundred percent. Thanks very much Jason and can you tell us who your partner is someone I've only known for a few years and every single thing. He's ever told me I have believed James Manica Legitimate James Manyika. Welcome the first time telling squared you're a senior partner at McKinsey, and company you're the chairman of their economics research arm, the McKinsey Global Institute, your first time debating with us. But not your first debate you debated at Oxford I did you studied robotics and computers earlier in your career you were visiting scientist at NASA. So how do you go from very eclectic from robotics and space to thinking about trade policy? In American. Workers I've always been fascinated by the kinds of technologies that drive innovation and growth, but also affects what will people in the real world actually do. So when you put that together with the economy, these issues around trade and workforce become very, very important. Those are the issues that motive a great perspective to bring here and then once again, thank you. Thank you again to the team arguing against them.
A Kennedy is on the ballot in Massachusetts. Here's why he's not guaranteed a victory.
"And out front up next we're. Just. From one of the most closely watched primaries this year a young Kennedy on the ballot in Massachusetts but can he unseat a seventy four year old incumbent? Because it's about ideas I am the youngest guy. In. This race. Tonight and the fight for twenty twenty a usual dynamic emerging Massachusetts ahead of tomorrow's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent in his seventies was support from progressives, his challenger young and Kennedy Manu. Raju is out front. The Hiroshima Political Dynasty the grandson of the leap Robert F Kennedy campaigning to serve in the Senate like his famous great uncles and grandfather before him the. Certainly. I think you're doing great job. Hello. The candidate he's right there. For Life Magazine. Thirty nine year old Joe. Kennedy is facing something unexpected. Seventy four year old senator who has been in Congress for almost forty four years. Has Managed to galvanize support of young voters. Ahead of Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate primary I think that a lot of young people that are our age at least. From from our town have been similarly really inspired by Ed Markey polls show Senator Ed Markey as the favourite threatening to make the four term. The first Kennedy to lose a race in Massachusetts unlike other primaries this year were democratic incumbents have been ousted by liberal newcomers. Marquis has managed to turn that dynamic on its head because it's about ideas. I am the youngest guy. In this race Alexandria, it's been murky seizing the mantle of the insurgent, touting his support of liberal causes at the green new deal and endorsement of the progressive firebrand. Alexandria Cossio Cortes such the green new deal that I introduced Alexandria Cossio. Healthcare justice is on the ballot. That's Medicare for all that I next the Bernie. Sanders. When he introduced it yet, it's been Kennedy with the badging of the party establishment leader Speaker Nancy Pelosi Allies have been frustrated that marquee has not been held to account for full record over four decades like his backing of the Iraq war in two thousand and two the NAFTA deal in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, three, his position on racial issues like school desegregation dating back to the nineteen seventies progressive willing to look those hurdles that's up to a progressive movement. Out. I think an awful lot of folks in many parts of Massachusetts have a different view of that records and what that means to our communities after going door to door in working class Boston neighbors weekend. Kennedy. Accused Marquis of abandoning the state. He's been less time in the state than anybody else delegation in an interview with CNN Marquis fired back there is. No real record of Congressman Kennedy in his eight years leading on issues of of generational change in Washington Kennedy has waited until late in the campaign to stress that it's his family I. Guess It's a fighting. His blood wants to continue in the Senate tried to be really clear that it's GonNa Balance It's not my father, my grandfather brothers or anybody else and. You vote for me you're going to get now Kennedy does pull off an upset on Tuesday night it could be thanks in part to the fact that he is allies have spent more on television advertising than Markey and his allies roughly two million dollars more. But if he loses what Kennedy will do next still an open question we posed that question to him he didn't want to entertain it and said, he looks forward to running through the finish line and celebrating on Tuesday night.
Alex Winter on how he and Keanu Reeves brought George Carlin's touching cameo to 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' (spoilers!)
"Jesse Thorn. Our guest is Alex Winter you probably know him best as bill from bill and Ted along with Keanu reeves he starred in bill and Ted's excellent adventure bill and Ted's bogus journey and the brand new movie bill and Ted face the music. Alex is also a director who's made several documentaries. His latest just came out a couple of months ago it's called show biscuits. It features interviews with former child stars about how their time working in the entertainment industry affected them. Let's get back to the conversation. There's a lot in this in this movie also about parenthood and the ties that bind to their and in particular how children kind of actualize the dreams of their parents in some ways for good and bad. I saw that theme also and show Biz kids. Your documentary that made me wonder if you saw parallel there to do you find that particularly compelling. I was raised by two artists. My parents were modern dancers. My mom had company in London, which is where I was born in my dad ultimately had a company in the Midwest. which is still going on when we moved to the states house quite young. I started out as a child actor professionally by like nine or ten I was working professionally by twelve thirteen I was in two long running probably shows back-back. Took me all the way into college so. My relationship to. My parents and to my family and the complexity of that and this idea of I wouldn't call destiny. That's the sort of of the movies that. But you know this idea of expectation and what is your life supposed to be, and of course, it's never going to be that and it shouldn't be that and and and how do the children affects the parents? How do the parents affect the children and of course now I'm a dad and so how'd now it's a triple layer cake right And Those are all those drams or fusing together and crazy ways and I had really wanted to make a film that allowed people who had experienced this firsthand meaning people that come up as child actors. I wanted them to be able to express the very nuanced layers of of that experience. Intimately I just had not seen that done and I had. you know obviously had done it myself in private, but I'd never kind of attacked at. So you that was very satisfying to be able to make and it was really odd to try to make show Biz because for the first time about ten years ago I couldn't find financing and it was exactly the concept. So it was very very strange to. Lovely. But strange to start making the film, shoot a bunch of interviews go away, make bill and Ted be dealing with you know Ted's problems with his dad our issues with our daughters live and our destiny that didn't end up the way it was supposed to in how did that impact everybody and you know, and then of course, like acting for the first time gangs I left act the acting business in after doing Dylan Ted to really Very consciously, and so acting again and I'm making a movie about child actors about parents and their children and it was it was like Oh did this all really need to happen at once was that necessary? I my Gosh. Every aspect of my entire life right now. So Yeah it was lovely and heavy Frankly yeah. Tell me about that decision to kind of I. Think you said, disappear for a minute and then come back and be doing more behind the scenes work than acting. Well. We talk about it in in show Biz kids and it's really not uncommon. It's. It's you know I had started acting I had a very, very public life from around ten years old to about twenty five on nonstop even through college. I was still acting on TV and doing commercials and TV shows. Nonstop and after bill and Tattoo amid and other film called freaked I was just psychologically. I was just worn out and I knew. That I was not I had some friends around me that were crashing hard at a couple that actually died. It was a pretty heavy scene. For Lot of us that had come up because we're all around the same age. So a lot of us were trying to transition from from you know sort of youth in the business too young adult business. We're not having the best time of it and and at the same time I gone to film school and was very very committed to my work as a writer director But it you know for me, I needed to make a conscious decision to get out of the public eye and just go live some normal life and I didn't feel like I'd really gotten to do that through pretty. Formative Adolescence and postal license and. Evan Rachel Wood speaks about this really well in the in the movie sodas will we? All everyone had the same experience I was sitting across from Diana Kerry, the hundred year old woman who was baby peggy, and she literally laid out my entire life story was completely jaw dropping. And that's what had happened to her when she had to really figure life out and she had to get away from the business and. And just be in the world and that's what I did I left. I left my acting representation and I moved and started a production company in London and I just shot commercials and wrote scripts and had a kid and live like regular Joe and. Got My head together and did some growing up and when I felt comfortable again, I started training again to act that was a while ago I just wanted to act for myself I didn't WanNA act. NAFTA, worry about it for paycheck I trained for a long time and it was just coincidentally had started kind of rumble back into life. But it was really lovely. It was a great way to come back can't owner. He's like, what am I, very, very dearest and closest friends in the world and. Everyone on that sat was family and if they weren't, they were really gracious and very happy to be there. So it was extremely sweet environment to step back into but Yeah, it was fun. But I I guess I needed the twenty five year break I I took it.
Why We Need International Students
"And. We've been planning to do an episode on national students visas and the education system for the past few months. It seems like an underreported topic that people should know more about, but then it became part of the news. Students. Who the schools plan to online only classes in the fall, we'll have to transfer or leave the country or face possible deportation several prestigious American universities are now suing the trump administration the trump administration back down but I don't think it's the end for what we might save from this administration. You could be forgiven for thinking that student visas classic partisan issue in American politics liberals pushing for cultural diversity in a more open society while conservatives warn of dangerous to national security American jobs. But the real story is quite different for decades Republicans and Democrats agreed that a steady pipeline of the world's best minds into American. Universities is essential for our economy innovation and competitive advantage. But the rest of the world it was a system that largely worked. The trump administration has taken a different perspective and the pipeline of international students in into American businesses, hospitals and research facilities has begun to constrict as this happens other nations have begun picking up the slack. I'm Gabrielle Sierra and this is why it matters today international students and American competitiveness under threat. All right. So I'm a student in another country. Why do I want to come to school in the United States? I mean if you look at the list of the world's one, hundred best universities more than half of those are in the United States you know if you come here and you graduate with a degree from top American University, that's worth a tremendous amount throughout your life. My name is Edward Alden. I'm a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations I'm also the Ross distinguished visiting professor at western Washington University in Bellingham Washington. All is a leading voice on immigration innovation and US competitiveness. He spends a lot of time studying the contributions of immigrants to the US economy. secondarily, even if you're not coming to the best institutions in the United, states has a global reputation as a dynamic innovative place, and if you were a talented ambitious foreign students, it's a place you wanna be mean finally education is in English and English remains the universal language of business. So. To the extent that you come out from an American education with a strong grass with the English language. That's something also going to be very helpful in your life. There are liberal arts colleges, their research institutions, institutions, large and small that can cater to many different types of learning and covering many different styles. My name is extra Brenner. Director and CEO OF NAFTA THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS So, bright soon around the world know they can come here and get a great education, and perhaps the most exciting things is the dynamism of the American classroom. That is very rare that idea of having an interactive classroom where students and professors are talking to each other where the learning is shared it's not just the professor lecturing I'll tell you as someone who is a former professor I, love that environment and indeed it something where we even put out a publication on introduction to the American classroom to help students get used to the idea that they will have to defend their ideas. Okay. so you decide you want to come to school in the US how does the system actually work? What are the options for getting a visa? Well you need to be admitted to the university that you wish to attend. So that's the same thing in American student would face. You have to apply to the university and right your admissions essay all the things that American students do when they want to attend a university. So if you are admitted than you need to apply for what's called an F. One student visa, the visa does not allow you to remain in the United States permanently does not allow you to work for income with some exceptions while you're in the United States temporary visa that permits you to come here and study. Alongside the F one, there are also J. One visas and a few other lesser known options together they account for roughly one point, one, million foreign students in the US for anyone who's done it or help someone do it? You know that apply to college is not easy even with some assistance from family or a guidance counselor. For an international student, it also means traveling to an embassy or consulate in their home country and going through a meticulous and costly process to get a visa. And, it isn't as though they get to breathe a sigh of relief once they're accepted or even after they arrive. For many students may be their first time out of their home country. Maybe their family has all saved up their money to send the bright child to the US that's a big commitment by the child in the family when they get to the United States, their institutions, of course, comply with the law and some people may not realize but every international student is actually in effect tracked by institution and there is an official. At each institution that has to know where that student is and be able to file documentation on them. So unlike any other visitor to the United States business travelers only international students are actually recorded and tracked with that level of detail. So the student has a lot of obligations a lot of costs and their institutions have additional obligations as well. It's a big commitment of very big commitment, but it's a life changing
The Importance of Self Compassion
"If there's anything we can use right now and in the coming months itself compassion. Today I'm joined by Dr Kristin Nafta about the many ways of compassion. He can be a helpful to us to get through these difficult times. Kristen is currently an associate professor of educational psychology. At the University of Texas at Austin. She's a pioneer in the field of self compassion research conducting the first empirical studies on self compassion over fifteen years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic. She is the author of this book self compassion the proven power of being kind to yourself released by. William Moro. In conjunction with her colleague Dr Chris. Germer she has developed an empirically supported training program called mindful self compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. Dr Nefyn I chatted about what self compassion is how is different from self esteem, how it can be helpful in mediating difficult emotions and her favorite activity for practicing self compassion. If anything resonates with you while enjoying our conversation, please share with us on social media using the Hashtag t BG in session. Here's our conversation. Thank you so much for joining us today. Chris and I'm really really excited to chat with you. Self compassion was are yellow collective book club choice for last month. So it feels very timely for you to be joining us for this conversation. That's great. Wonderful. Happy to be here. Yeah. So I wonder if you could start just by talking with us about what self compassion is in what it isn't right. So the easiest way to think of what self compassion is simply being a good frontier self I saw in. Terms of how you relate yourself. Especially when you're struggling, you're struggling because you feel inadequate made a mistake or just when life is really difficult that you treat yourself with the same type of kindness warm care support concern that you would nationally showed two good friend, right? Most of us don't do that most of us go if we talk to our friends where we talk ourselves who would have no friends I in. So really self compassion is just turning that around and doing a u-turn in being kind ordered to ourselves. Now. Some people get confused about this they think. To ourselves me being self indulgent being lazy being selfish that actually that's not passionate right so so if you want the technical definition of compassion is concerned with alleviation of suffering. and. So in your self indulgent or you're lazy or you know you're helping yourself in your naturally getting your suffering, you're actually causing yourself more problems in the long run. Also, the word compassion comes from the Latin Pasha means to suffer an income means with. So. There's an inherent connectedness in self. Compassion is a sense set while everyone's imperfect everyone struggling. You know it's not just me, and this is what makes up compassion different than somebody Mike self-pity. Self Passion US remember that this is part of the shared human experience. You know it's not just me. To say that especially in today's times whenever I say that some people think this is like a coded version of all lives matter. Right. It doesn't acknowledge that some groups suffer more than others. Absolutely do the amount of suffering is different. The source of suffering is different. All people in all groups do not suffer the same way, and so we need to acknowledge that as the human experience. And yet every single individuals especially when it comes to relating to their own suffering, their own suffering is if you're paying. If you treat your own paying with kind of a kind caring response. You will be able to turn your attention outward more effectively. So it really sounds like you know sometimes we hear this conversation around like Grief Olympics are paying Olympics right where we're trying to say like, Oh, my heart is bigger than your heard, right? Yeah. Exactly. It's not like that York saying that my pain is bigger or smaller you recognize people's pain different is very important. I think especially nowadays you we have to recognize. Those. Who structural reasons pain of all people is not the same. And yet was self compassion. We can treat our own pain as worthy of a compassionate us. We're just saying that, hey, I haven't paying I haven't perfect and I'm not the only one very simple outweigh. The reason that so important is because if you get into self, pity was made for me like victim mentality fx not helpfully
"nafta" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Done and today we're finally ending the nafta nightmare and signing into law the brand new U. S. Mexico Canada agreement two decades of politicians ran for office vowing to replace the nafta and this was a catastrophe the nafta catastrophe yet once selected they never even tried they never even gave it a shot they sold out but I'm not like those other politicians I guess in many ways I keep my promises and I'm fighting for the American worker and we're all fighting for the American worker is everybody here is fighting for the American worker but remember it only passed because it was it was improved by Nancy and her crew is quite different from what the president sent us because of the work of the house Democrats leadership of Richie Neil with his task force and a tremendous differences was proposed originally a tremendous differences they're all huge differences yeah I think I think they made a little bit of difference in some of the war curry quality things other than that they made no changes pretty much changes but was different the only better than what was originally brought well I thought you did that maybe ten years ago maybe five fifteen years ago when you realize what a piece of crap it was so no blows me away that all of a sudden she's they're saying but we made it better but we did it better shut up just I'm done with her all of it well in in so that the thing is is if they were so if they want to take credit for changing and improving agreement they would have never addressed tackle this at every turn the critics of president trump I've been wrong callin he'll never get a deal with China he's got to deal with China you'll never get a deal with Japan we pulled out of TPP watches it wasn't a terrible thing to be and by the way we got a better deal in TPP would have been with a state and we will never get a deal without will never get a renegotiation on nafta because there's no incentive for Canada or Mexico to do that I guess he found the incentives well if all the magic wall one is out there you as a yeah hocus pocus here we go you know and so I just I just I just laugh at you know the critics like and like I said are these things perfect absolutely not you can poke holes in them you can pick this one out you can pick that out but at the end of the day our farmers and ranchers are American industry and businessmen all across this nation whether you're a small business medium size businesses or a big business with your small farmer large farmer medium sized farmer you grow things that the world needs we grow more than what we need here we need to have the opportunity for export it's never going to be perfect but we need those opportunities president trump decided to take them on all at once and you know what it's panning out to be a clever deal some I even question him taking him all of them on I'll be honest I'm like wow pick your battle you know this right but but then as things started progressing we start hearing things I'm like you know what this guy's got it he's got a method here there's a reason is a big businessman and we got a big businessman that understands working with other countries in the White House right now and and some people just can't handle I tell you what Nate from Fargo's been online we've got just a man and a half or so left here Nate the what do you have on your mind today we all in forty three oil wells in our family we have the mineral rights I think that we should have a little bit of say and where the revenues go and the state of North Dakota Doug Bergen wants to put two billion toward K. through twelve my great uncle art make out a lot of trouble about that when he was in office and what about giving each individual social security number an equal distribution of making the healthcare what about raising the minimum wage in Arcata it's at seven twenty five and we have some of the highest ranked in the nation and North Dakota why doesn't Doug Bergen start settling down a little bit of relaxing and start taking care of real issues rather than Hey maybe my construction company can go and help rebuild somebody's school to get him up today or maybe I can get some tackle factors in downtown Fargo and rich by stop while I'm in office we need to start settling down relaxing taken care of some health care North Dakota for each individual social security number maybe a single payer system because we have the money to do it and we have the money to lead the way for some reason Doug burger won't put any money toward healthcare and I would like to know why I I think I think you're incorrect in that I think he's he's put money towards trying to improve the mental health care is he gonna do single payer absolutely not because they get run out of the state as the majority of people in the state don't want single payer night but I I got a question my innate without them I get it I don't care if we have the money we don't need the socialistic system in North Dakota okay procurement public at the let me let me let me ask you a question you said you brought up the seven twenty five minimum wage okay how many people do you know making the minimum wage well what about raising it how many people do you know making the minimum wage night well how about raising it made it to you won't answer my question how many people do you know making the minimum wage well let's put it this way I know zero the court is not I am following the demand for world are doubling tickets now because they think they're so much money in North Dakota judge Davies got in trouble for that about twenty years ago about overcharging on ticket we have all this money but you know what the number one thing are going to have to raise the minimum wage raise the minimum wage because it's not only that the free market has raised that there's no one making minimum wage and if there is I'm not aware of I'd like to meet him we're at the end of the show here today thanks for the call Nate thanks for your what's on your mind it's been a pleasure this is their lease from article to farm bureau sit in for Scott Hannan is what's on your mind he's a puck would certainly be a GMC in valley city and when we say you drive will ride with.
"nafta" Discussed on PRI's The World
"The new Nafta deal is done and being welcomed as a win win win really the US rush is it exporting US goods. Mexico isn't exporting goods. Candidates and exploited Canadian goods were exporting goods. Gives the thing about the big trade deal we also known as the US MCA. We don't really know yet how different it is from the old Nafta Air. Lots the bad things that were originally NAFTA STOLNIS deal. The big question is is it better enough to try and stop the damage also in Madrid this week. Climate activists want to know who's taken the lead now that the US is not the EU China cooperation in this context. Because more important I'm Marco Werman those stories and more today. You're on the world I'm Marco Marco Werman. This is the world it took some time but the deal got done Nafta two point Oh also known as the US MCA officials from the US. Canada and Mexico met to finalize a deal in Mexico City where US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer described it. This way. The resolved I think is the best trade agreement agreement in history together. All of our teams did this. And it's something that's going to bake North America richer. It's going to make America. Richard is GonNa make Canada richer. And it's going to make Mexico richer. The deal still has to be passed by legislators all three countries but what does the US MCA a change from. The Old Nafta will have used from all three partners to the deal starting here in the. US Lori Wallace is with Public Citizen and Consumer Advocacy Group in Washington. She gave me her. Take on. Who Wins and who loses with Nafta two point? Oh the winners. Are Ostensibly the Working People in North North America if it works after twenty six years of Nafta we see wages in Mexico lower than before Nafta and forty percent lower than manufacturing wages in China this has drawn a billion. US government certified million outsourced US jobs so the goal was to try and stop. Stop some of that damage so in your opinion is the US MCA better for us. Workers and consumers than NAFTA. It's better than the original Nafta in that. The outrageous investor state dispute settlement system where multinational corporations can sue against domestic environmental and health laws. Does it get unlimited compensation from taxpayers. That outrageous regime is largely removed from Nafta the big open question question is are the environmental and labor standards and their enforcement strong enough to stop Nafta's original sin of job outsourcing the main sticking points for House Democrats were environmental concerns are also labor rights and costs of pharmaceuticals. What specifically were? They worried about. Well the problem with Nafta after dirty little secret is it's not mainly about trade sets up all kinds of rights and privileges for corporations and so the Democrats were trying to get the bad things things out of Nafta and to add affirmative labor and environmental standards that basically set a floor of conduct but again this is an agreement about fixing existing bad agreement. And trying to mealy rate it's ongoing damage. This is not the template for a good modern agreement. It's it's better to have a better agreement than the agreement you know is dreadful but it's outstanding question about whether the new agreement is going to make enough of a difference and and if not I think there's going to be clamoring two or three years to renegotiate again. Laurie Wallich Public Citizen with the consumer advocacy take on the US S. MCA north of the border. The Canadian government is taking a victory lap. Here's deputy prime minister. Christiaan freeland all of us together have finally accomplished accomplished what we.
"nafta" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"To an extent that it makes china look weak yes because at the end of it all right there will be disclosure there has to be congress is not going to pass secret free trade agreements and it will be analyzed by all the you know the economic media wall street journal c._n._b._c. fox business everybody will do an analysis on what the as they did for mexico and canada which is why we found out Now. Nafta too and was at. MSN. MSNBC. MSNBC. that's how we found out that u._s. m._c._a. is not that different from the original nafta right and maybe it's the agreement that we won't go out and hold press conferences we'll just say it was a great deal and we're confident and and and that's it and then the deal will speak for it self and and keep in mind china wants to say face on this and they don't wanna look weak primarily because it potentially opens the door to promote capitalism even further which weakens the role of the central government we'll think about this so trump has a possibility of getting them mexico Free trade agreement Canada, you know. u._s._m._c. and china and not delivered to his base what he promised and he'll still be a here and still be a hero will boom because exactly and i said what are we say months ago if he does that in the summer twenty nineteen and all terrorists are gone and you watch third quarter fourth quarter and then all twenty twenty rebound and of course that would make the analysts look wrong the fed look wrong and everything else in the president looks right and the and then his base comes back and says well i'm okay with it because it was just a negotiating tactic there you have a with of his base might say i well i think it's the strongest part because that's what they've been doing from day one vocal part.
"nafta" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"The freshest roast on the road. Lots to cover under our industry headlines, the FOMC essay, administrator, Ray Martinez, testified before a Senate committee this past day, and the topic of the hours of service regulations came up. What did Ray have to say about that Mexico this past day becoming the first country to ratify the United States, Mexico, Canada agreement, you know, the replacement for NAFTA, which for whatever reason our congress doesn't seem to want to take up this agreement was last year, replacing the NAFTA agreement at the behest of US President Donald Trump. What did Mexico have to say about it? They're proceeding. They wanna move forward. What's the matter with our congress, Nancy Pelosi Schumer in all the powers, what a stonewall because it would be an accomplishment, something positive for this country accomplished by well, Donald Trump. So someway, you've got a twisted naked looks like a bad thing, but we'll give you more on that coming up as well. What's happening in the world of racing has all the details here on America's trucking network. The report. America's trucking network. Nascar denied.
"nafta" Discussed on The Big 98
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"nafta" Discussed on WJR 760
"Wrapping things up for today in this final hour, and we'll start out in lavonia with Larry good morning. You're on the air shirt. Hello franken. Thank you very much. The announcement about. The advance statements by the president in a state of the union messages ironic because naturally I had to call ahead to get on the waiting list. I reporting I was very early supporter and sent a lot of money took convinced the president to run originally in back before he was even nominated wait a minute. What do you mean? You is spent a lot of money. I I mean, I to me donation. Okay. Just an encouragement I do this. I don't I don't spend a lot of money on lots of things. But when I like to help start things I sent one hundred dollars just with a letter pleading for him to run. Okay. Now, I have been very pretty much satisfied with the way he's been handling things. But right now, the biggest thing he couldn't I would have to oppose right now is a big disappointment is that he's. Promoted the US M CA. That is NAFTA and PP together into one commission. It's the worst of I p p with the worst of NAFTA, and it will destroy our sovereignty, and our free trade and takes all controls of our standards for international trade from congress and puts it into an international commission, and that three that international commission means the end of our sovereignty. That's it. You can talk about any other kind of a trade agreement or treaty whenever we want to get into any other country that this one treaty this one. Possible passing if it's passed, and it's and because the Democrats are favorable to this. If if it's passed, you can kiss our country, even kiss goodbye. That's it. Now. What are you referring to at the I p which because? Nafta that were that he was opposed to. Yeah. And okay, we pulled out of IT p. Okay. In an and the I p p was worse than NAFTA. And it was a a Pacific area trade agreement, and it was set up with these international commissions. Well, they've merged IT p and NAFTA. And now, there's they got this US MC. Yeah. USMC United States Mexico Canada. And what it is. Here's what it does. It's the north. It's the European Union trick they had the coal agreement in Europe except an economic European economic commission. They create a commissions amongst the countries, and then and then Thai people together economically, and then they merge them into a new international political state, which was. Is Europe European union which England's trying to get out of. Well, that's what they're doing. Here this economic system between the three countries. Well, then us economically, so strong and inevitably it will become another European Union. And it is the North American union, and it's already been called for. It's on a government is on US websites. And it's been touted for years. Let me tell you if anybody if anybody tries to tell me we've got to adapted currency like the Mexican peso or the Canadian loan. You know, whatever you choose. I don't think Americans would be in favor of that. So the controls are out Frank. But. They are out of our hands. Because congress loses all for everything. All right. Hey, I appreciate the call. Thank you so much space, some regions.
"nafta" Discussed on Latino USA
"The Mexican government has declared diabetes a national health emergency. And it's imposed a tax on soda while. It's trying to improve both prevention and medical care. It's also trying things like this. Super Zuma classes or if you can't make it to class. There are fifteen minute move it sessions, you could do during your breaks at work. There's an ideology there's an understanding of the onset of disease that basically places it as a problem of personal behavior. And no point by the way, do I kind of I think, you know, make a causal argument that NAFTA causes diabetes. But what I what I am trying to point out is that all of these things are happening in the same timeframe, and the explanations that were being handed or not satisfactory. There are also Mexicans who say that NAFTA has actually made Mexicans healthier. What do you say to that? So there's an idea that is quite commonly held among those who see NAFTA's being a really wonderful shift for the Mexican economy. There are those who basically say that diabetes and obese. City are diseases of prosperity. And that if a policymaker needs to you know, assess the difference between diseases prosperity and diseases of poverty that who wouldn't want to die of disease of prosperity, right? So better die of diabetes because that means that you've had a lot to eat and lot of sweet stuff then to die feeling hungry and in poverty, right? Throughout the campaign. I promise to renegotiate NAFTA. And today we have kept that promise the US Mexico and Canada are now in the process of establishing a new trade agreement with incredible new US, Mexico Canada agreement called US MCA sort of just works MCI, but all of these public health issues that we've been talking about they're not a main concern in the negotiations between the trade representatives. Still a leash. Gotta this wants people to understand how something as complicated and as huge as NAFTA can affect individual people's lives. People don't think this has anything to do with them. And they think that it's such an obscure kind of trade deal that Sperry wonky and difficult to to understand how it kind of relates to our lives. And so I think this is one way to get at it. You know that it's. On our plates. And it's in our bodies. Thank you so much for joining us on the USA..
"nafta" Discussed on Latino USA
"Ester Maruta remnant instead noodles. Maybe they're they're tasty. If you're a college student, but in many ways, these are adaptations to a lack of time to a lack of resources. Now, there are arguments that the increase of processed and packaged foods, the modern Mexican relationship with food in general is actually a good thing. While there's actually an interesting feminist argument that gets made this idea that if women are going to be in the workplace if women are going to be entrepreneurs that they're going. They can't be at the stove hand grinding corn and making the s modern conveniences prepared him, processed foods and many ways liberate women who've done the majority of the domestic labor. You know, we the last thing we want to do is a, you know, if women want their families to be healthy, they should stop working and go back to the kitchen. Nevertheless, I think we have to be attentive to the trade offs. And so there is a way that this. These ideas about freedom get taken out by the corporations and get marketed to us. So that we're supposed. To see as freedom. Not only women getting out of the kitchen and into the workforce. But see us freedom having, you know, cheap affordable soda and chief, affordable processed foods. There is attention here between blaming the health problems of Mexicans on their personal choices like what they have for lunch or on a big multinational system. But as leash argues, you can't separate those two things. There are a lot of people in Mexico who say Mexicans have a big sweet tooth. I've had government officials. Look me in the eye and tell me it's the Mexican sweet tooth that can explain the really precipitous rise and diabetes and obesity. And is this kind of blaming of the individual blaming of the victims. Actually, the people who are suffering the consequences of this incredible invasion of of processed foods and transformation of the landscape. And so we see public policies being designed to address the diabetes and obesity epidemic that never once mentioned transformed food landscape..
"nafta" Discussed on Latino USA
"Pricing of commodities. It covers so many different factors. Nafta is premised. It's based on the on a simple concept, which is that economies should be linked. And that there should be a free flow of capital and goods between economies. Unfettered unrestricted capitalism. So I think if we had to pick one food item that is the most illustrative that kind of tells the story of NAFTA. I think we would have to look at corn. Initially, the farmers might be growing corn still but unable to get it anywhere. Right. So we see that farmer. No longer having that access to market right because the Mexican government had to undo a lot of the supports that it had for its farmers. The farmer might grow beautiful corn. I had a farmer. Tell me I grew beautiful corn. But I had to feed it to the pigs because there was nowhere to sell it small farmers couldn't compete with the new industrial farms and with US corn distributors that now had easy access to the Mexican market. So as a result, researchers have estimated that NAFTA forced two million Mexican farmers out of work in the nineteen nineties and two thousands without income from farming many Mexicans immigrated to the United States, and for the others who stayed their lifestyles changed many took new jobs in manufacturing, which means they had less time to cook. Or eat at home, and they often did they're eating on the run. Lucky for them supermarket selling cheap processed foods were now flooding into Mexico. Little by little we start to see this expansion of the global corporate network in terms of distribution of processed foods. In nineteen Ninety-one. There was one WalMart and my twenty twelve WalMart is now Mexico's largest retailer. Two thousand locations. I mean, these are kind of extrordinary numbers he act so WalMart MetaBank with. Soda distribution networks. Coca Cola truck being the first vehicle to go down a road that was just paved those plus. Nights. They check on. With the NAFTA as now, cheap an easy to distribute everywhere, even in the most remote communities, but the food that Coca Cola truck is distributing is not the most healthy one story that really helps Ella street. This is the story of my friend, your Landa who lives and a very small town outside if they were concerned on Tony attacks gala. She has a little the Enda little store in the front room of her house. What we might think of New York City is about the guy or a corner store. Your Landa told me that she would have liked to stocks fresh fruit that she would like to stock things that she prepares herself. But there's no distribution system. The Coca Cola truck will bring her Coca Cola products, including all of the snack cakes and everything else to her doorstep without her lifting a finger. They provide her with her shelving, they provide her with refrigerators with science, and they restock her whenever she needs it. But if she wants to sell a piece of fruit. She has to take the public bus to WalMart and at retail purchase the fruit or whatever fresh products she wants to sell in her store and by the time. She does that she's an elderly woman fruit is heavy. She takes it on the bus. It's expensive. She gets it back her. Neighbors say no that's too pricey. I don't I don't need to buy fruit from you. And so she has no ability to release Al fresh fruit products. And if you walk into her store, virtually everything that you see will be things that are packaged that are shelf stable. It's no wonder then that Mexicans eat a lot more processed foods now than they did in the past. As just one example Mexico's become one of the world's top consumers of instant noodles. Throwing isn't the most Marut and throw ramen this..
"nafta" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"My my last kind of general question i wanna ask you it seems to me that every single time there's a new trade agreement that a democrat pushes i looked into clinton and i obviously you know was here for obama they always say that whatever fill in the blank new trade agreement is has unparallel side protections for the environment labor in public health and it's going to do great things for you know union workers and indonesia to protect the world's oceans if it's t._p._p. or if it's nafta a bill clinton talked about pudding rigorous side agreements on and we know from the merits and the substance of these of these agreements both in the written form teepee which thankfully hasn't been implemented as well as what we've been living through it nafta thanks to analysis and reporting from people like you that you know this is just simply not true but it's highly technical it's hard to figure out and so my question for you and and this will be you know definitely geared towards democrats or people likely to be voting democratic primary which i'm sure is over like ninety five percent of this audience how do we get really specific in the sense that we could say look bernie sanders and elizabeth warren yes they're probably bernie definitely as warren seems to definitely be she short a career obviously but i think you could confidently assume they're on the right side issues shared brown gets in he's definitely on the right size issues and then you know pretty clearly joe biden's consistently been on the wrong side issues but for candidates and frankly just this for any of them they're all going to say that these that oh i only support agreements that have great green and labor standards but because it's so technical and because democrats always say that what are the kind of specific questions that as an example if your candidate town hall or something like that to really narrow down what a candidate actually means when they talk about their stance towards trade so we can get highly specific and know where people are actually coming from on these agreements very good question so the first of all one of i think the the best overviews of what is a progressive set of rules of the road for a trade agreement and this is not the toot my own horn but something that i wrote with jared bernstein who after after he had been a couple years after he was vice president biden chief economist he and i were having a conversation about you know what would be the thing we should be calling four let's let's help summarize that so it's called the new progressive rules the road on trade and it's on gerald blogs if you look up jared bernstein you can see this new rules of the road progressive rules the road for trade and that lays out in you know fifteen pages what it looks like the trigger questions folks can actually get talking points son tobel with those questions specific canasta the renegotiation but broader if you go to our action page which is w._w._w. replace nafta dot org there's a son up form where it says you want to be part of the team that makes sure we replace the corporate ric trade agreements and we actually are helping people lots of people did it in this last election cycle go to town hall meetings and ask the right questions that's w._w._w. replace nafta.
"nafta" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"And this is with both its improvements and it's and it's actual worsening this is another version of nafta this is not any type of reinvention which you know trump would have you believe the rebrand he's trying to make the claim that he has totally replaced nafta this is not the transformation replacement of the napa model it should be called nafta two point oh the question and the test in the end is can we get the additional improvements made so that this agreement its revised version if in the end can be a deal that can stop some of nafta serious ongoing damage so if this were blank slate like with t._p._p. where you either had into agreements where you didn't have a new agreement this agreement would not be something people be fighting to make better necessarily differences we gotta nafta in place it's causing ongoing damage every damn week every week more middle class jobs are being outsource and here's the thing we don't begrudge people in mexico good job the problem is nath is like a machine that turns middle-class jobs into sweatshop job because jobs in mexico pay a buck fifty to two dollars an hour for jobs that folks in the u._s. we're getting paid fifteen twenty twenty five dollars an hour for and by the way it's not just manufacturing i mean the newest thing is like a._t. and t. is putting a big.
"nafta" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Right direction also some horrible nafta rules force countries to export natural resources that they wanted to conserve was removed some actual trade rules that allowed a lot of products basically made in china to sneak through under the nafta duty free benefits were tightened up that's important and interesting new rules added that for products to get the nafta benefits a portion of automobiles value has to be made by workers making sixteen dollars an hour or more that's first time that wage levels had been linked to market access that's super important another big fix was a big problem on urano nafta of basically requiring trucks and mexico and canada that didn't meet u._s. environmental or safety standards they had to be allowed on you it's roads back got removed so now the safety standards and also the worker driver that worker driver our safety rules all that stuff can be reapplied so those are important improvements the problem is that the environmental and labor improvements needed to get rid of to at least lessen the incentives to outsource jobs are not yet sufficient and they added new monopoly rights for big pharma so i wanna get yeah we'll get those i want to actually before we get to that what are specifically the new monopoly rights for big pharma so here's what the agreement dead it has it has rules that would guarantee for pharmaceutical corporations that basically forever 'cause trade even generally don't have termination periods the new nafta does have a six year review provisions which is important corporations hate it there is a way that it can be sunset it's not easy to use but the current nafta goes on forever and improvement in the new agreement is there is this review impossible onset but basically lost a country got out there would be forever a requirement that all governments provide the pharmaceutical companies the exact policies now in place in the u._s. that caused the high prices so for instance ten years of what's called marketing exclusivity for what are called biologic medicines those are all the cutting edge new drugs that are used to treat cancer diabetes.
"nafta" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"In the market that's fundamental misconception because all of these traits systems and all of these way the rules of the road of of things like the w._t._o. are highly bureaucratic highly technical highly government involved there just written in a way that explicitly benefits like you were just saying the pharmaceutical industry so i'm wondering i i mean does that kind of make sense as a way of understanding the thing that the broader thing and then the how do all these trade systems fit together is it really just like writing the rules of the road to benefit the corporate sector across the planet that's that's it in fact that you know quincy scripture of is exactly right it's not that the agreements are eliminating regulation and government interference they are rather imposing one-size-fits-all a set of rules that explicitly privilege big corporations and stick it to working people the environment and frankly undermine the principle and practice of democracy because trade agreements shouldn't be locking in the parameters of what permissible domestic policy is on access to afford medicines on the regulation of banks on the inspection of food for safety those are issues we need to fight out in congress local issues about land use and zoning agreements like nafta try and make sure that for instance a community can't limit a big box stores why is any here back in a trade agreement that should be fought out at city council with everyone who's gonna live with the results involved so the whole idea of basically hijacking the trade agreements was to create these trojan horse instruments that would shift decision making away from those who would be affected in lock in rules at privileged global corporations and you know speaking of good books robert cutner bob kuttner has a new book out that talk specifically about the fundamental incompatibility of these kind of rules and democracy it's called kim democracy survive global capitalism and it sounds like it's a companion quinn's book because he basically points out yes of course we should have trade rules trade can be good but we have to extract all of this corporate protectionism from the trade agreements and this is by the way to jump back now to the future this is exactly where what progressive organizations and unions and democrats in congress are now fighting four with the nafta renegotiation differs with what trump's business trump's worldview about this is he's trade agreements are about other countries sticking it to the u._s. we were dumb and how we negotiated them or other countries take advantage of us that's not the deal the deal is actually that these agreements were hatched in the u._s. after being marinated in corporate influence and we the u._s. helped impose these corporate rules on everyone it wasn't where the victim we were one of the reasons these bad rules got hatched and so the results that trump spotlighted very bad results to appeal to voters in wisconsin michigan ohio and pennsylvania those are real results but the the reason those results are there is not 'cause mexico stuck it to us in nafta it's because a bunch of big corporations mainly in the u._s. but also in canada and mexico gotta start a rule that they like there have been a losing proposition for people in all three countries so we just did the with lack la the labor council for latin american advancement that's on our website trade watch dot org that purrs cents the empirical data that shows actually the biggest victims people most penalized by nafta are working people in mexico and latino and african american workers in the u._s. u._s. workers have seen almost a million specific good manufacturing middle-age middle class wage jobs certified by the u._s. government is outsource to nafta under these special protections that promote outsourcing mexico canada have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to corporations who attacked domestic policies using the -rageous nafta investor state tribunal system corporations can extract taxpayer money attacking domestic health and environmental laws claiming they violate their new nafta investor rights all these outcomes are directly attributable to a set of rules that basically put corporate interests first and so when trump is renegotiating nafta you know his view of what the problem is mexico's stuck it to us is not related what the actual problem is now happily the guys is leading to go she hitter is a guy who's worked with the unions for very long time and he actually managed to get some of the fixes exactly right so we have this renegotiated nafta that was signing november thirtieth and part of it.
"nafta" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Not all being polio night welcome back to the majority report michael brooks here joining us now is lori wallach she's the director of public citizen's global trade watch and twenty five year veteran of congressional trade battles starting with one thousand nine hundred fight over nafta i did want to say i just because in your bio i mentioned in the office this morning during prep that when i was i think i was about you know about fifteen or sixteen years old i went to my one of my first major protests and it was a world bank i._m._f. protest i think in two thousand and i remember i was probably reading some your articles in the nation and it's talking with you thanks for being here i was only twelve when i wrote those no i know you were precocious you are known as called you the child prodigy of global trade critiques remember that so now you're now yeah i mean i it was embarrassing actually because i said my god she's twelve years old and five years old and her and she's already writing great critiques of the general and on trade and tariffs in the nation now with after getting renegotiated now getting renegotiated can you give us a history of nafta before we get to the renegotiations whereas this trade agreement come from where did it start what was agreed to in the nineties the short version of it is that nasa effectively hijacked the the concept of trade agreements and use them branding to implement set of binding international rules that created a whole set of new rights empowers for corporations and limited government rights to regulate on a lot of things unrelated to trade so when senator elizabeth warren talks about corporate rid trade agreements that is precisely accurate in that prior to nafta trade agreements dealt with cutting border taxes call tariffs on physical goods that would cross borders so any imported product with nasa the corporations who under u._s. procedures had a special insider role there are more than five hundred official corporate advisors to the nafta negotiations and with a closed door process congress in the press and public reluctant out they affectively hijacked that process no one was paying a lot of attention to border taxes fell asleep thinking about it insert a whole different agenda so nafta became this incredibly elegance trojan horse where for instance the pharmaceutical industry inserted new monopolies anti competitive rules in a free trade agreements to give them protections against competition from generic medicines to keep drug prices high who are the agribusiness industries can the rules that that got rid of the policies had been in place for fifty years that said imported food had to meet u._s. standards not anymore under nafta and all the companies that are looking to outsource production to export lua wages in mexico got a whole set of special investor protections and privileges that basically made it much less risky and cheaper to outsource jobs and that whole package got sold as trade and the results that louis have been even more devastating than the coalition of environmental and labor and family firm and consumer groups and progressive democrats who fought in the early nineties predicted so can we just we'll get back to specifically nafta second but i mean this is also part of a whole kind of broader set of global trade regime that were particularly prevalent in the nineties like i'm thinking of of gatt general green and on trade and tariffs but then also very similar to the obama administration pushing t._p._p. and i wanna just put one other thing on the table just briefly because your work i think always showed this because you were an are so good at basically yeah i mean translating technical things that seem really boring but actually big impact on everybody's life and there's this new scholarship from quin slow dane slobodan excuse me and i'm forgetting the name of his book but he his argument is basically that when we say when we accept the neo liberal or nasal lazy fair ideas that they're advocating for less government less interference.
"nafta" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"The heartland of america downtown brooklyn u._s._a. on today's program laurie wallich she's the director of public citizen's global trade watch we're talking about trump's nafta what's in it where does it need to go from here from a labor environmental an environmental perspective what's who asked specifically of the twenty twenty candidates to move to a trade regime based on solidarity and values and not corporate exploitation she's going to be joining us foxconn speaking of corporate exploitation is reconsidering its wisconsin factory after receiving billions in subsidies to go there it looks like that's not working out too well the european union has figured out a alternative economic mechanism to bypass u._s. sanctions against iran as that hopefully will go into effect soon the trump administration blew up the iran deal which the iranians are still actually observing c._n._n. in a rebuke to trump showcases mitch mcconnell's urging troop deployments troop increases in syria and afghantistan some scumbag on scumbag violence there of course mitch is wrong we do need to dry out of both countries almost almost keyword almost entirely in the case of syria where we need to maintain solidarity with the kurds venezuela continues the descend into chaos maduro is deploying secret police union units and a crackdown as the united states threatens military actions and widodo gets an op-ed space and the new york times declare himself president essentially i look forward to my offer next indigenous movements and unions march against austerity in ecuador as the sell-out lennon marino government continues its undoing of the leftist legacy of its predecessor i'm low declares the war on drugs over brazil's prosecutors who in a vicious move against political prisoner lula day silva broke brazilian law by not allowing him to attend his brother's funeral have now acknowledged publicly for the first time what everybody else knows which is that he's not quote unquote a normal prisoner which is one way i guess of referring to a political prisoner ice ran fake colleges to target undocumented immigrants proving that evil does really exist and the homeland security chair raises the possibility of a subpoena for the department of homeland security chief 'cause you cortes is set along with edward markey in the senate to unveil green new deal legislation and howard schultz still steaming ahead here probably should have done this a little while ago he deleted tweets that he tweeted out of a column calling warren folk contests and harris shrill interesting i was howard schultz i would have a little bit of a timing conversation with bill burton steve schmidt the probably should happen a little circle i mean i know this business people off but i am not above warren based jokes around the native american thing that one's really lame and comma harris kamla harris who i have plenty of criticisms of actually would recommend the new woke bros. drop today woz and i did a deep dive on her as well as howard schultz davos mean i think it's no mystery what i think for political profile but to hear her as shrill would be like i don't even know like actually the only comparable example i guess i'll make it serious would be like the type of people who'd say like barack obama just sounds so angry yeah like you're hearing yourself and what you're hearing from yourself is sexism when you say that yeah like how do we get the least benefit of the doubt right now that we're not just being sexist i know shrill it's just unbelievable it's just isn't i mean look because sometimes you know frankly like you know hillary clinton received a huge amount of sexism but is it an accurate statement to say that she is not charismatic in the way that word is traditionally used and understood yes and some people don't like to acknowledge that reality but like comma harris shrill okay she's so emotional she is none of these things and actually i think when i read about the in if you look at the new york times piece on her prosecuting record called comma harris was not a progressive prosecutor and you read about her arguing to uphold and almost certainly false conviction i felt a.
"nafta" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Live coverage of the conference winter meaning meeting in Washington. Get right to it. Yesterday of time. I'm going to keep the introductions relatively short. So again, we can have a full discussion in an acute way as I think many of, you know, ambassador Senate joined the Mexican foreign service. Remember service new ambassador joined in nineteen seventy nine and has had a long and distinguished career representing her country. She has served as the general counsel in Barcelona ambassador to Denmark ambassador to Turkey and most recently as the permanent Representative to the United Nations organizations and bodies in row. She just presented her credentials to the president Mexico. How many weeks ago? Eleven couple of weeks ago. So we extend her a very warm. Welcome follow mayors to Washington and to the to the conference marriage semester. Var Senate welcome. Welcome. Thank you, very much Mayor Ed year may your Kevin Falconer. Probably give me your crumby. It's really an honor to be here with you. These roundtable seminar. I am an absolutely convinced diplomat of the increasing role of mayors as international actors and in international relations in many areas such as climate change. But also on trade, I went just to say some bullets and ideas to share with you. From Mexico NAFTA. Of course, brought very good results. But uneven results some regions of Mexico progress a lot with NAFTA, the central part of Mexico, the northern border, more integrated and the south and southeast of Mexico did not benefit as the rest of the country. This is she's been radio programming from Thursday. Salaries. Inexpert industries raced but salaries in other parts of Mexico. Particularly the rural area didn't grow as fast as we would have expected. Diagnosis that I can go on and on. It was clear for us that NAFTA needed an upgrade and to be modernized. And so although we recognize all the benefits that NAFTA brought to search ingredients of Mexico and many sectors. And of course to the Mexican economy as a whole and to the competitiveness of the region. As a whole we agreed in principle that we needed a new treaty a mother. Nice treat treat to increase Konami competitiveness in our region to create more and better jobs and better pay jobs. Improve the press parity for with people. And to a deal and attend the priorities of each country. So it is very important for us that wants that we reach that goal. We have all the support of the different actors of the US society and particularly the governors mayors to guarantee, the ratification. Of US MTA that we call to make. Thousand. Same here. So in in the US congress. So what is the process in Mexico, for ratification? I will tell you that in Mexico only the Senate to ratify the congress, not the temperatures deputies and on the other side, we don't need implementing legislation because once is ratified it immediately becomes part of Mexican law. So our process, we be Fuster, Dan your process, and we may be considered to submit the treaty of maybe. But almost for sure in the next session. Ordinary session of the Senate in Mexico that starts in February. So just for you to note what he's our scenario. What are we going to tell our senators to really push them and invite them to ratify the trade the trade agreement as fast as possible. Is that it's that treaty. That has a very important aspect aspect of modernization in telecoms energy, e-commerce sanitarium, feta sanitary regulations anti corruption and transparency it has a treaty dead. Includes progressive agenda in competitiveness in gender in environment. Labor and small and medium enterprises. Which are the enterprises that create more jobs, it is a treaty that contains aspects of transparency in government, procurement and state owned enterprises. And is a treaty that gave us certainty for the future keeping in place. The dispute mechanisms now they US MCA needs to be a move forward as I said to be approved timely by the legislative branches of the tree countries. Just to underline some other ideas and. Data have been having approach here today. Regarding labor laws that it's we know it's something that interest a lot many actress in the US. As soon as the new government of president lobbyists labrador took office one of the first measures that he took was -cation of I L O convention ninety eight which as you know is the two of the key conventions on unions and freedom of association. Second in December. He submitted already to congress, the new labor loss and mended labor loss. The congress did not have time to consider them. They only received them because they were dealing with the budget. But India next ordinary session of the congress that will start at the beginning of February the consideration of the labor laws, we one of the priorities. So I want you to underline that Mexico is fully committed to a man it's labor loss to make them compatible with what is the content of the US MCI Martha Barcena Mexican embassador to the US congress of Mexico will consider them with the speed that it's necessary. I said you as Mexico and Canada together trade at one point three trillion into seventeen just to make a comparison that amount of. Trade is a of Mexico's GDP. So it shows the by the bilateral trade between Mexico and the US is five hundred fifty seven billion in two thousand seventeen it's about the GP of half of the Latin American if you come each Latin American country, these trade is higher than the GDP of most of Latin American countries. US companies sent farmers exported to Mexico two hundred and forty three billion dollars in Goodson services, making of Mexico the second largest St. nation in the world for you. It's exports. This is important because for us Mexicans. We know since we are born that the US is important for us. But I think for most of the American Seaton's sequences, they don't know how important is Mexico for the US, and it's not only on trade, but in social interactions, and in culture, just for you to know yesterday at the awards nomination for Oscar. The. Mexican film receive the largest amount of nominations ten..
"nafta" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In the two years he has been in office has been moving the goalposts on who is gonna pay until just after new years this year. He got to this tweet. I often said during rallies with little variation that Mexico will pay for the wall. We have just signed a great new trade deal with Mexico. It has billions of dollars a year better than the very bad NAFTA deal, which it replaces the difference pays for wall. Many times over the president has said similar things in different venues. But there are just a couple of problems with the president's new payment plan for his wall. First of all the NAFTA, the US MCA the US Mexico Canadian agreement has been ratified yet. So it's not an effect. So it's not paying for anything. Also, there aren't any new tariffs in the US MCA. So there is no new tariff revenue coming in and finally in one hates to belabor a point that the government shutdown is making clear every day. But. Congress controls the purse-strings. So even if or when new tariff money from the new NAFTA starts coming in congress will decide how it gets bent. That is the actual economic conversation in this country. There are more than a couple of Trumpian economic moments devoted to trade on our list. They are coming up later this week. But trade was the decider on Wall Street today reports the White House has broken off talks with China. Drove everything down a whole lot. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. We'll stipulate here. The taxes are complicated. We.