Free Trade as U.S. Government Policy

As stated by the Trade Representative’s office:  American trade policy works toward opening markets throughout the world to create new opportunities and higher living standards for families, farmers, manufacturers, workers, consumers, and businesses. The United States is party to numerous trade agreements with other countries, and is participating in negotiations for new trade agreements with a number of countries and regions of the world.

Office of the United States Trade Representative

Open Government Initiative.

The Criticisms of Free Trade and Free Market Fundamentalism

Ian Fletcher, 10 Problems with Free Trade

Ian Fletcher, Free Trade Doesn’t Work: What Should Replace it and Why (2011 edition)

Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and its Discontents (2002, 2003).

Texas Fair Trade Coalition