Tag Archives: Goolsbee

Trade Trumps Aid

As a White House candidate, Barack Obama declared a willingness to renegotiate NAFTA and possibly even quit the continental trade accord. He also opposed a modest free-trade agreement with Colombia, our closest Latin American ally. Last week, however, President Obama reversed course. His administration announced that it does not intend to reopen NAFTA talks, and […]

Advisers contrast candidates’ economic policies

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Original Publish Date: October 2, 2008 Most of the nation knows there will be a debate in St. Louis tonight. Fewer people know there was another debate between the McCain and Obama camps in town today over economic policy. Austan Goolsbee, a University of Chicago academic, is Barack Obama’s top economic adviser. […]

Obama Economic Adviser Says Reform Trade Policy, Diversify Energy Choices

Council on Foreign Relations Original Publish Date: September 5, 2008 Interviewee: Austan Goolsbee, Economic Adviser, Obama Campaign Interviewer: Joanna Klonsky, Campaign 2008 Staff, CFR.org Austan Goolsbee, a top economic advisor to Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), says the Democratic presidential nominee is wrongly portrayed by Republicans as favoring protectionism. Goolsbee, an economics professor at the University […]

Obama: NAFTA not so bad after all

Fortune & CNN Money By Nina Easton Original Publish Date: June 18, 2008 Washington – The general campaign is on, independent voters are up for grabs, and Barack Obama is toning down his populist rhetoric – at least when it comes to free trade. In an interview with Fortune to be featured in the magazine’s […]

Playing politics with free trade

The Sacramento Bee Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which is a guttering candle, has suffered a perhaps extinguishing gust of ill wind. Her principal strategist has been forced to resign from that role. Mark Penn is a casualty of free trade. He was freely practicing one of his trades, which is advising clients on how to deal […]

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