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[News Script: Taft urges lower trade barriers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Charles P. Taft speaking at the second annual meeting of the Texas Council of Churches and calling for lower tariffs.
Date: January 5, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Willie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, November 29, 1885]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd wrote to Mary and Charles B. Moore about the health of their family, attending church, visits, Thanksgiving, and the killing of hogs. She also writes about the people who want to or are planning to move to Texas. Willie McGee writes that he is out of school for a week and helping to gather the corn crop. He traded some firewood for some flour. Dinkie McGee gave family news, what she had for dinner, and how she has finished all her sewing. She said that Joe McGee killed himself. William Dodd also attached a note to the letter
Date: November 29, 1885
Creator: Dodd, Matilda; McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Willie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the International Trade Program

Description: This thesis is a study of the results of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The study of the results of this Conference is important because this was the first time an international gathering of so large a number of countries was held specifically to discuss trade and development problems. One hundred and nineteen nations met in Geneva in a spirit of cooperation and with the expressed willingness to permit international interests to prevail over national interests. The papers presented at this Third Committee will be examined as a device to show the relation of international finance, private development finance companies, tourism, ocean shipping, and external debt to the problem of development. Also, the creation of an International Trade Organization will be discussed as a possible beginning to the solution of the development-trade problem.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Booth, Wesley F.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Yangshuo Market]

Description: Photograph of a market in Yangshuo located in Guilin, China. White cloth umbrellas are visible in the foreground. The umbrellas are arranged by a stone wall covering baskets of fruits and vegetables. Trees and a white building are visible in the background behind the wall.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

American Export Trade with Mexico

Description: The purpose of the study is to make a survey and analysis of the export trade of the United States with Mexico. Attention is given to the kinds and types of goods exported to Mexico and imported from it, to the value of the trade, to some ways of carrying it on, and to aspects of Mexican life that influence trade relations.
Date: 1948
Creator: Williams, Donald Earl
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The value of human rights on the open market: Liberal economic policies and the achievement of personal integrity rights.

Description: At the end of World War II, the United States emerged as a world leader, putting into place international institutions based on its own liberal economic philosophy. Since then, the world has witnessed an increasing interconnectedness among states, with economic relationships continually blurring the distinction between domestic and international, as well as between state and societal forces. Much of the world associates this increased interconnectedness with human suffering around the globe. This dissertation seeks to test the effects of economic globalization on personal integrity violations within a state, on the whole. Specifically, I examine three aspects associated with globalization, trade openness, investment and IMF funding within a state. Liberal economic theory suggests that economic relationships should foster positive gains. Particularly, economic relationships engender economic prosperity, diffusion of norms and idea, as well as the growth of a middle class which increasingly demands respect for its political and civil rights. Consistent with the liberal paradigm, I find that open trade and investment lead to improved personal integrity rights. In addition, investment which originates from the hegemon is especially likely to increase a state's respect for personal integrity rights. Conversely, IMF funding is likely to provoke protests from people in recipient countries, which often leads to increased repression by the state. To the extent that the IMF chooses to place importance on human rights, future attention should be paid to the practices of recipient countries. Overall, this dissertation suggests overall support for the liberal paradigm, that open economic policies are most likely to lead to improved levels of personal integrity rights.
Date: December 2003
Creator: Harrelson-Stephens, Julie
Partner: UNT Libraries

Economic Indicators

Description: Economic Indicators.gov is provided by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), which is the bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Many political and business decisions are based upon the economic and demographic information produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Census Bureau, and STAT-USA. ESA has three primary missions: 1) maintain the highest possible quality Federal statistical system and make improvements where warranted and feasible, 2) communicate a vision of the key forces at work in the economy and of the opportunities they create for improving the well-being of all Americans, and 3) support the information and analytical needs of the Department and the Executive Branch.
Date: 2009
Creator: Economics and Statistics Administration
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Sittin' round the balcksmith shop]

Description: Photograph of a young boy sitting on the lap of the blacksmith outside of the shop. In the image, both are wearing overalls and cotton shirts and the blacksmith is wearing a hat. Behind them is a large opening to the shop and some shop tools.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Proposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues

Description: This report examines three labor issues and arguments related to the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement (CFTA; H.R. 5724 and S. 2830): violence against trade unionists; impunity (accountability for or punishment of the perpetrators); and worker rights protections for Colombians.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Bolle, Mary Jane
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Trends and Current Issues

Description: The United States is the largest investor abroad and the largest recipient of direct investment in the world. Some observers believe U.S. firms invest abroad to avoid U.S. labor unions or high U.S. wages, however, 70% of U.S. foreign direct investment is concentrated in high income developed countries. Even more striking is the fact that the share of investment going to developing countries has fallen in recent years. Most economists conclude that direct investment abroad does not lead to fewer jobs or lower incomes overall for Americans and that the majority of jobs lost among U.S. manufacturing firms over the past decade reflect a broad restructuring of U.S. manufacturing industries.
Date: February 1, 2011
Creator: Jackson, James K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department