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Bangladesh Fire Safety Accord: Watershed Innovation in Global Governance?

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by Peter Spiro Here’s the text of the agreement described in reports in the NY Times and elsewhere today. It’s the most significant institutional response to the massive loss of life (now above a thousand dead) in the April Bangladesh factory collapse. This may be a signal episode in the continuing evolution of the global constraint [...]

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There Are Lots of Reasons to Oppose Ted Cruz for President. His Birthplace Isn’t One of Them.

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by Peter Spiro Ted Cruz is running for president, and an election-addled media is training its sights on his nascent candidacy in the absence of many alternatives this early in the cycle. His birth outside the United States is inevitably raising the eligibility question. Cruz was born in Calgary to a US-citizen mother and a [...]

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There Are Lots of Reasons to Oppose Ted Cruz for President. His Birthplace Isn’t One of Them.

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro Ted Cruz is running for president, and an election-addled media is training its sights on his nascent candidacy in the absence of many alternatives this early in the cycle. His birth outside the United States is inevitably raising the eligibility question. Cruz was born in Calgary to a US-citizen mother and a [...]

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Will the Bangladesh Factory Tragedy Kill Voluntary Corporate Codes?

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by Peter Spiro Probably not. The tragedy in Bangladesh — more than 400 dead — on the heels of a fire there in November, is no doubt casting a negative light on non-governmental certification schemes. But it’s not clear what’s the alternative. Voluntary codes of conduct are now routinely subject to third party supply-chain monitoring [...]

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