Commentaries

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President raises stakes on trade

The North American Free Trade Agreement debate took a sharp turn last week. For the first time, pro-NAFTA forces are on the offensive and gaining momentum. The primary difference is the President, who has come out four-square for NAFTA. He blasted his friends in the labor movement for strong-arm tactics, which include muscling Democrat members…

Telework adding flexibility to jobs

Telework – the use of computers and telecommunications to allow employees to work at home – is becoming an important tool for more companies. One application of telework is telecommuting: People on a company payroll working at home at least part of the week instead of coming into the office. Many of these workers, estimated…

NAFTA takes greener path

The Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth and other national environmental organizations have joined forces to derail the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Some are organizing opposition in Congress. Others have filed suit in federal court to obtain a court order to prevent consummation of the pact until an environmental impact statement has been…