American homes today are triple the size they were in the 1950s. And with more space has come more stuff. But a growing number of advocates say it is time to simplify. The lure of the minimalist lifestyle – and what it could mean for our health and happiness.
Last week the Senate passed a measure restricting the travel of Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. Opponents say these restrictions, designed to ensure the trucks meet U.S. safety standards, would violate the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. A panel talks about Mexican trucks on U.S. roads, NAFTA, and how the U.S. is adjusting to its role in the global economy.
- Lael Brainard Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
- John Lawrence of the National Association of Manufacturers
- Bret Caldwell of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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