MLK March To Labor Day

Last weekend was the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom, and Labor Day is next weekend. Last weekend Glenn Beck tried to hijack the […]

Boehner Trade Plan: Go Back To Disaster

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) gave a speech yesterday describing his party’s positions on jobs & the economy going into the fall election. Summary: Our economic policies destroyed the […]

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 […]
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