Five Things People “Know”

The things that people “know” are very different from the “reality-based” things those of us reading a blog like this know, and those things seem to always, always serve the […]

China Springs The Trap

China has a national economic/industrial policy and we don’t. They create the conditions for key industries to thrive and we don’t. They make sure all of the infrastructure, finance, supply […]

Our Growth Is Outsourced, Like Our Jobs

In the news today, a familiar story: imports increased, exports declined. About $50 billion in one month alone. The trade gap isn’t just costing jobs, it’s a significant factor in […]

Do We Need A Democracy Tariff?

We need a Democracy Tariff, imposed at the border on goods that are brought in from countries where the people have not been able to build a strong democracy that […]

The Strengthen Social Security Campaign

Social Security is once again under attack. Time after time Social Security has come under attack. Do you remember the Bush “privatization” campaign a few years ago? Each time the […]

Manufacturing Strategy Idea Gets A Boost

Over the weekend I wrote about Speaker Pelosi talking at Netroots Nation about the upcoming “Making It In America” initiative that the Congress will be taking up after the summer […]

Paying A Premium In China

Over the weekend the San Jose News carried a story, Made in China, bought in China — for more, describing some of the barriers Chinese consumers face when buying goods […]

Today Is National Currency Call-In Day

From the Citizens Trade Campaign Earlier this year, 130 members of Congress sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner urging him to designate China as a currency manipulator. This […]

Call Congress On China Currency

At the AFL-CIO Blog: Call-In Day, July 13: Tell Congress to Pass Currency Legislation. On July 13, tens of thousands of manufacturers across the country—members of the Fair Currency Coalition […]

Independence

July 4, 1776, Independence Day celebrates our fight to cast off colonial rule by a wealthy elite who were keeping the benefits of our labors for themselves. We fought this […]
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