Author Archives: Tim Burrack

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

It’s time to ask the Presidential candidates about trade!

It’s time to ask the Presidential candidates about trade!

You may not know this but the United States will have a presidential election in 2016 and there are candidates everywhere!  The first two Republican presidential debates have already occurred, covering everything from Iranian nukes to whose image should appear on the $10 bill. One vital issue, however, has received almost no attention: free trade. […]


I’m over Chipotle: Supporting GMOs IS the socially responsible position

The fast-food chain Chipotle claims to have stopped serving food with genetically modified ingredients. “G-M-Over It,” boasts the company’s website. “When it comes to our food, genetically modified ingredients don’t make the cut. … We are the first [national restaurant] to cook only with non-GMO ingredients.” Except that this isn’t even close to true. Chipotle […]


Trade to Give Cubans a Taste of Economic Freedom

Isolationism never works. That’s why President Obama was wise late last year to announce his intention to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. The United States may open an embassy in Havana as soon as next month, when diplomats meet at the Summit of the Americas in Panama. It’s about time. We need to talk and […]

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping in Beijing

The Truth About Technology & Trade With China

Tensions around the Pacific Rim have taken a sharp turn for the worse, ever since China declared a new air-defense zone and projected its power over a small set of islands in the East China Sea. Vice President Joe Biden rushed to Beijing to confer with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but nothing seems to have […]

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