Trading Up: Win-Win Solutions to Raise Global Living Standards and Ensure the Success of American Workers

Trading Up: Win-Win Solutions to Raise Global Living Standards and Ensure the Success of American Workers

September 5, 2008
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Americans are confused and anxious about trade and globalization. On the one hand, many voters fear for their jobs and living standards, worrying about rising competition from developing nations. On the other hand, many Americans see clear benefits from globalization, believe that the United States must engage in the global economy, and want poorer nations to develop. Trading Up offers a new framework for understanding and responding to this phenomenon — one that balances a commitment to markets and open trade with dramatic efforts to reduce inequities and insecurities.

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