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For a long time I have argued that one of the keys to restructuring the economy must be a reduced reliance on energy imports. For the last many years the US has run persistent trade deficits, of ...
by taonow
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:18 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
I have been lurking on this site for many years, always thinking that I should sign up but never following through. What put me over the edge was this statement from Mitt Romney in his acceptance ...
by AdirondackForeverWild
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 07:10 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
China is exporting its economic downturn to America. In May, China resumed purposely devaluing its currency, which is a tactical maneuver that tilts trade in its favor. American industry, American ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
Five governors and lieutenant governors last week chose to champion not consumers but pink slime producers. The reason is obvious. The politician who organized their tour of a pink slime factory, ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 06:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Whack-a-Mole trade enforcement – where a trade case is filed for each injured industry such as auto parts or paper or tires – isn’t the solution to America’s massive trade deficit. Although ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 07:48 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Two things happened to me this week which prompted me to write this diary. The first was when I received an email from MoveOn.org inviting me to run for office, any office, because as you know, all ...
by bondibox
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 04:29 AM PST with 1 Recommend
In a country where joblessness is a painful 9.1 percent. Where one in five children lives in poverty. Where foreclosures rose again last month. Where a whole movement—Occupy Wall Street -- is ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 07:54 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Thomas Geoghegan goes back and re-reads Keynes to see what policy prescriptions he'd offer today. He comes up with some answers to how to get the country out of recession that go well beyond the one ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 12:26 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
One of the more interesting commentators out there is Ambrose Evans-Pritchard . He writes for the Telegraph in the UK. Today he has couple of interesting posts up that concern China ... and the US. ...
by taonow
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 07:29 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
ROMNEY: Corporations are people, my friend. If the corporation ...
by notdarkyet
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Aug 11, 2011 at 12:03 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Between 1962 and 2009, the cumulative trade deficit of the United States almost exactly equaled the cumulative Federal budget deficit: 7,426 billion for the budget deficit, a couple of billion ...
by JonRynn
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 10:01 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
It's a rhetorical question , I know, but really, when the head ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 03:55 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
I have been noticing an interesting trend lately played up a bit in the media and that is the idea that America people are strong willed people and with some effort even we can compete with the rest ...
by AboutTime
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 18, 2011 at 06:45 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Trade deficits are not inherently bad. In fact, they can be a good thing. The idea that trade deficits are inherently bad seems to be the one thing that unites the political left and right. ...
by maddogg
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue May 17, 2011 at 06:30 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The trade deficit is what matters if we want to create jobs.
by ManufactureThis
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 06:56 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
To get the FTA it wants, the Colombian government, like an addict, is willing to say anything. Wall Street banks and multi-national corporations in the United States are so addicted to free trade ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 07:38 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
U.S. exports to China are rising, but imports are soaring.
by ManufactureThis
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Apr 08, 2011 at 08:12 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
China has passed the U.S. to become the world's top manufacturer. How did this happen and what can we do?
by ManufactureThis
Comment Count 46 comments on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 09:08 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
I know many of you read the title to this diary and asked yourself "Why?" Why would the Koch Brothers have an interest in maintaining huge trade imbalances? Well read on and you'll learn why, and ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 02:10 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Sen. McCain believes the iPad is Made in USA...
by ManufactureThis
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 07:30 AM PST with 10 Recommends