Modern trade agreements mean a freer flow of capital around the world. We discuss how the US is trying to stay competitive, and what it means for the future of American labor.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said opportunities for middle-skilled workers are drying up faster in the New York area than elsewhere in the nation.
Julia Kirby, editor-at-large at Harvard Business Review, and Christopher Meyer, founder of Monitor Talent, a unit of Monitor Group, are co-authors of Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere. They discuss the ways emerging markets like India, China and Brazil are making the rules for global business.
Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post congressional reporter and lead author of 2chambers, the Post's blog covering politics and policy on Capitol Hill, and Elizabeth Williamson, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, talk about the three free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, which the White House submitted to Congress yesterday after resolving a dispute over displaced worker assistance.
— Three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman on The Brian Lehrer Show.