Here we go again. In the Washington Post’s ‘Wonkbook,’ Dylan Matthews trumpets the tired old canard that American consumers benefit from the low price of Chinese imports. Matthews cites a […]
In a New York Times Economix blog post, David Barboza suggests that things are looking better in U.S.-China trade because America's exports to the People's Republic are increasing. Barboza cites a U.S.-China Business Council study that
President Obama and Governor Romney continue to take to the airwaves with competing ads that claim each is tougher than the other in confronting China's predatory trade practices.
Not so long ago, the U.S.-China Business Council released a study showing that U.S. exports to China have risen over the past decade. Their point was, isn't this great-- trade with China means that U.S. exports keep growing.
The presidential campaign is in high gear, and both candidates are firing back and forth with "I can do more to save manufacturing than you can" and "I can do more about China than you can."
Let's look at some simple stats... U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2000: 17,292,000 U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2012: 11,860,000
It's interesting to see the U.S.
Kudos to Matt Miller in the Washington Post for asking the $295 billion question-- WHO'S GOT THE GUTS TO FINALLY GET TOUGH ON CHINA?
The New York Times' Keith Bradsher reports that China's domestic economy has been stumbling of late due to a slowdown in construction and a sluggish retail market.
We've reported frequently on the abusive labor practices and suicides at Apple's Foxconn factory in China. Essentially, Apple outsources the production of its iPad and iPhone to a massive
Last fall, we pondered whether Apple could start building iPads and iPhones in the U.S. Our conclusion was, YES, Apple could indeed start assembling products in the U.S. Some key points:
Tremulous times in the world of U.S.
An analysis of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) from Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Media Director Steven Capozzola.
America’s defense supply chain put at risk by purchase of counterfeit, salvaged products from China. The U.S. Department of Defense has been buying counterfeit electronic parts from China. A Senate […]
If you want to field a good baseball team, you don’t just show up on opening day and say “Let’s play.” No, you carefully plan your team. You make sure […]
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has long been a cheerleader for globalism, and has led the charge for “free trade.” One could say that his naive enthusiasm for the […]
The U.S. must address China’s deliberately undervalued currency. What few seem to understand is that we are already in a trade war with China. It’s not one that we launched, […]
Both the U.S. and Germany are high-wage economies with a substantial union workforce. However, Germany is an export powerhouse, while the U.S. runs massive annual trade deficits. Why is this […]
Hey everyone: QUICK TRIVIA QUESTION: Where are iPads and iPhones manufactured?… Need we even tell you the answer? Aren’t all of you quite obviously aware that these omnipresent, hi-tech gizmos […]
ABC World News has been running segments this week about the importance of buying American-made products. In addition to their reality-TV-style experiment of refurbishing a suburban Dallas home with only […]