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The Peterson Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartison, private organization dedicated to the study of international trade (PIIE, 2018).  They have an excellent website with lots of interesting information about trade, trade policy, globalization, etc.: https://piie.com/trade-talks

Your task for this forum is to go to the PIIE list of podcasts.  Choose a podcast that interests you. This is a first come, first served assignment. In other words, once someone has created a primary post for a particular podcast, other students may not use that podcast for their primary post. No duplicate discussions.

First, listen to the podcast and summarize it in two paragraphs (roughly 300 words).  What were the two or three main points the presenter was trying to make and what evidence supported their assertions?  Then, do some critical thinking.  Did you find the evidence presented to be credible?  Why or why not?  Can you find evidence to the contrary or additional evidence to support the ideas presented in the podcast? 

* Trade Talks Episode 108
Making Services Trade Great
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 1, 2019

Grading for the primary post is based on the following:

Content (up to 20 points): Students responded to the question appropriately, demonstrated an understanding of the material, accurately included course vocabulary and terminology, included example(s) to better illustrate concepts and made a compelling argument.

Structure and Grammar (up to 10 points): Post is written clearly in standard written English. Grammar, spelling and punctuation errors are minimized. Organization is clear and logical with good sentence structure and flow. Any outside sources are cited in APA format