Burning Issues: The Sanders-Clinton Debate On Trade

The senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, explains in a video released Tuesday the sharp difference between Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on trade.
Burning Issues Video

When a Coin Drops in Asia, Jobs Disappear in Detroit

The U.S. runs massive trade deficits with the other 11 TPP countries. Trade deficits mean products are shipped to the U.S. rather than made in the U.S. The math is simple. A drop in Asian currency means a drop in U.S. jobs.
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When Too Much is Terrible

China makes too much steel. With government subsidies and currency manipulation that are illegal under international trade rules, China sells steel overseas at below production cost, bankrupting fair market manufacturers and killing jobs.
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Murdering American Manufacturing: “Strictly Business”

GOP candidates boast about building a physical wall to keep poor Mexican immigrants out of America. They fail to offer an economic barrier to prevent U.S. corporations from impoverishing American workers by exporting their jobs to Mexico.
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Ford Leaves Japan and Indonesia, Blames the TPP

Ford Motor said this week that it will close operations in Japan and Indonesia because it sees "no reasonable path to profitability." Last year GM pulled out of Indonesia. This is in spite of the coming Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Joy to the Workers

In keeping with the figgy-pudding and potato latke traditions of the holidays, here’s a recipe for delivering joy to the workers so that they can spread holiday merriment:
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The Terrible Legacy of Unenforced Trade Laws

The U.S. aluminum industry is desperate for relief from a flood of illegally subsidized imports from China. Thousands of American aluminum workers would still be employed if the U.S. enforced trade regulations.
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