Tax Tricks

How many ways can people be tricked about taxes? Here are a few tricks I have come across. * The rich already pay most of the taxes. You hear variations […]

Trade Deficit Grows

Where I previously wrote that some things were getting worse more slowly, the trade deficit is just getting worse again. The US Trade Deficit Widened in February ‎by 7.4 percent […]

Trading Jobs For Diplomacy?

The Obama administration appears to have backed off from pressuring China to revalue its currency, for now, likely in exchange for diplomatic concessions including helping to pressure Iran on nukes. […]

Big Weekend News On China Currency Problem

While publicly saying that China is manipulating its currency — a very big deal — Treasury Secretary Geithner announced over the weekend the administration is getting around the problem of […]

Pressure On Wages As Well As Jobs

Our economy is not structured to produce enough jobs. Tomorrow’s jobs report is expected to show as many as 200,000 jobs created in March, but a lot of that is […]

Dear Deficit Commission, It’s Not Hard

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CNBC: Made in America Making a Comeback

For many years we’ve been hearing about outsourcing and offshoring. President Obama has started taking steps to rebalance world trade and the pendulum is about to start swinging the other […]

On Government Spending, Deficits, Etc.

There is much worry throughout the land about government spending, borrowing, deficits, debt and similar concerns. Conservatives are loudly declaring that the dollar is in danger, that the country is […]

NUMMI Closing – Resignation

The other day I wrote about the huge impact from California’s Toyota NUMMI plant closing, Toyota takes off with a ton of cash, we pay the costs, it’s the way […]

China’s American Enablers

China argues that some American companies will suffer if China stops subsidizing manufacturing and adjusts their currency to market levels. They’re right. The fight over Chinese violations of trade rules […]

Chinese Currency Showdown

China is holding down the value of its currency, which means goods made there cost less everywhere else. This undercuts American companies that make things, so they close factories here […]

When Conservatives Are Right…

Pat Buchanan has a column today on manufacturing, The Disemboweling of America, that hits the nail on the head. In fact, if I fairly excerpt enough of the column and […]

Green Jobs Are NOT A Myth!

Last week the Washington Post ran an op-ed with the curious headline, “The Green Jobs Myth.” Oil and coal lobbyists everywhere, well-aware that most people only read headlines and a […]
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