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As I was searching on the Trade Deficit, I found this wonderful article by Warren Buffet originally ...
by LEFF
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jul 05, 2009 at 08:04 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
GM's taxpayer-funded restructuring plan is to import more vehicles built in low-...
by Public D
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat May 09, 2009 at 09:49 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The absolutism of the key tenets of neo-liberalism: privatisation, deregulation, balanced budgets have all been rejected by all but the most dogmatic. Apart from one that is: the ...
by Magnifico
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Apr 03, 2009 at 11:59 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
What do you call it when a government takes over a bank teetering on the brink of collapse, pumps truck-loads of public funds into it, and then asks it to, you know, maybe make some loans to the ...
by Joshua Holland
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 11:46 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Roquefort cheese the new caviar? That’s what food loving Americans fear ever since former President Bush, in one of his last official acts, slapped a 300% tax on the famous blue cheese. Soon ...
by jackief
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Mar 28, 2009 at 10:49 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
A few days ago the Washington Post wrote an editorial criticizing the protectionist provisions ...
by utopiandrive
Comment Count 178 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 01:07 PM PST with 5 Recommends
A flap was raised with European countries over a "buy American" clause in the Stimulus Bill. Since that bill will become law, it is being revisited. Now, it actually appears that American workers ...
by RDemocrat
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2009 at 08:16 PM PST with 3 Recommends
The pressures of the present recession are giving rise to cries of protectionism around the globe. There is a watered down buy American provision in the stimulus bill. In Europe British oil workers ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 12:05 PM PST with 3 Recommends
The world's collective whine over an American provision to limit steel and iron to domestic sources in projects financed by the stimulus bill is gaining steam. Cries of "protectionism!" ring forth ...
by bobbymcgill
Comment Count 82 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 09:48 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Demanding 'American' in stimulus gets tricky By Martin Fackler and James Kanter - Feb 4, 2009 Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to require that public works ...
by jamess
Comment Count 68 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 06:22 PM PST with 10 Recommends
This diary started out as a response in a diary by stumo, Why is Obama against "Buy American" in stimulus , but I got a little crazy ...
by FundaMental Transformation
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 02:29 PM PST with 4 Recommends
The free traders of the world are panicking that the New World Order they've built will be swept ...
by Alien Abductee
Comment Count 50 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2009 at 11:27 PM PST with 15 Recommends
The last days of the mercifully-departed administration were really busy, and it will probably take months to unravel all the mischief the Bush gnomes wrought. One of the inadvertently hilarious ...
by kalmoth
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 10:54 AM PST with 9 Recommends
I'm not sure what the GOP has against Americans working, but it sure seems like that isn't high on their "things to do" list.
by Jack Dublin
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 08:51 AM PST with 14 Recommends
I was going to write a reasoned argument from the free trade perspective and put it up here. I was going to quote Paul Krugman to prove that my position has the support of the good guys. I was ...
by andysbg
Comment Count 125 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 04:42 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Protectionism literally means protecting ourselves. The term is mostly used in the context of economics, where protectionism ...
by davej
Comment Count 85 comments on Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 10:08 AM PST with 6 Recommends
_Repost of an earlier diary that didn't get much attention. I think now is a timely moment to bring it back. Minor edits to remove anachronisms._ Our economic situation has been all over the news. ...
by Geenius at Wrok
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Nov 24, 2008 at 04:38 AM PST with 22 Recommends
When the United States became independent from Britain it also rebelled against the British System of economics, characterized by Adam Smith, in favor of the American School based on protectionism ...
by canuckistani78
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2008 at 07:54 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Radley Balko has a fantastic article over in Reason about the government-created industry of alcohol distribution, and the general ...
by MikeDub
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 12:55 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
It's time for us to set a narrative. Jimmy Carter has got it started, now it's our job to [http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4993TS20081010 push push push]!!! Carter ...
by CornSyrupAwareness
Comment Count 50 comments on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 11:49 AM PDT with 12 Recommends