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  • The Battle Against ‘Hate Speech’ on College Campuses Gives Rise to a Generation That Hates Speech

    05/28/2016 5:56:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nina Burleigh
    During his 18 years as president of Lebanon Valley College during the middle of the past century, Clyde Lynch led the tiny Pennsylvania liberal arts institution through the tribulations of the Great Depression and World War II, then raised $550,000 to build a new gymnasium before he died in 1950. In gratitude, college trustees named that new building after him. Neither Lynch nor those trustees could have predicted there would come a day when students would demand that his name be stripped from the Lynch Memorial Hall because the word lynch has “racial overtones.” But that day did come.
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • Alan Greenspan is a Free Traitor (vanity)

    05/26/2016 2:14:31 PM PDT · by central_va · 39 replies
    Faux Business News Neil Cavuto ^ | 5/26/16 | Neil Cavuto
    In case you didn't know it Alan Greenspan was spreading Free Trade lies today on Your GloBULList World with Neil Cavuto.
  • U.S.-Korea trade deal resulted in growing trade deficits and more than 95,000 lost U.S. jobs

    05/13/2016 3:53:07 AM PDT · by central_va · 22 replies
    EPI ^ | May 5th | Robert E. Scott
    When the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) was passed just over four years ago, President Obama said that the agreement would support 70,000 U.S. jobs. This claim was supported by a White House fact sheet that claimed that the KORUS agreement would “increase exports of American goods by $10 to $11 billion…” and that they would “support 70,000 American jobs from increased goods exports alone.” Things are not turning out as predicted. Far from supporting jobs, growing goods trade deficits with Korea have eliminated more than 95,000 jobs between 2011 and 2015.
  • Eating well on nearly nothing

    04/18/2016 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 44 replies
    Sustainable Food Trust ^ | 08 April 2016 | Anna Rohleder
    The benefit provided by the US Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) works out to about $4 per day per person (about £2.80 at current exchange rates). If that weren’t dismaying enough, the government pamphlets that offer advice for grocery shopping on such a restricted budget tend to be flyers illustrated with clip art and little in the way of real tips – “include meatless meals to extend your protein dollars” is about as creative as it gets – and zero inspiration for nutritious meals with colour and flavour. Leanne Brown decided to change that. As the thesis project for her...
  • Robust New FreeOffice Suite Proves Free Can Be Just as Good

    04/14/2016 10:45:43 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    Linux Insider ^ | 12 April 2016 | Jack M. Germain
    SoftMaker's FreeOffice Linux office suite is a LibreOffice look-alike that provides strong performance compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. SoftMaker, based in Germany, offers a line of open source offerings that compete with its commercial flagship office suite, SoftMaker Office 2016. It's a Windows/Linux cross-platform office suite with integrated applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and email management.The commercial version is nearly identical to the free, open source FreeOffice version. The FreeOffice line is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. SoftMaker Office Mobile for Android smartphones and SoftMaker Office HD Basic for Android tablets are free of charge.Both the commercial and...
  • Pro-Trade Group Admits TPP Job Losses

    04/09/2016 5:10:00 AM PDT · by central_va · 36 replies
    prosperousamerica ^ | January, 27 2016 | Paola Masman
    A pro-trade group that wants Congress to approve the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership released a study Tuesday forecasting large income gains — but also acknowledging hundreds of thousands of job losses in some sectors. The study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics euphemistically refers to job losses as “churn.” The study pegs the annual number at 53,700 per year during the 15-year implementation period, which means more than 800,000 total. And that’s the optimistic forecast by a group that supports TPP. Curtis Ellis, executive director of the American Jobs Alliance, said Tuesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show” that he does...
  • China Tells Foreign Firms: Brace for Bigger Competitors

    04/08/2016 4:30:48 AM PDT · by central_va · 3 replies
    industryweek ^ | Mar 15, 2016 | Bloomberg
    Foreign companies -- already with marginal access in industries -- are now up against mercantilist moves including a "Made in China" initiative. China Tells Foreign Firms: Brace for Bigger Competitors Table of Contents: Scouring China’s annual gathering of leaders for clues about business prospects, foreign companies got a clear message: Brace for bigger, stronger local competitors. Reform of the nation’s $18 trillion state sector will focus on making companies "bigger and better" with mergers and acquisitions pivotal, said the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission over the weekend. That plan to create national champions is undermining the confidence of...
  • Government Announces Larger February Trade Deficit Despite Trade Deals

    04/08/2016 4:18:34 AM PDT · by central_va · 28 replies
    Coalition for a Prosperous America ^ | 4-7-16 | Coalition for a Prosperous America
    Washington ~ The federal government announced that the US trade deficit worsened yet again in February 2016. Modern trade deals continue to cause failures in US trade performance and loss of dynamic, diverse manufacturing and agricultural supply chains. Here are the relevant points from the report, released today. Trade deficit worsened: “The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $47.1 billion in February, up $1.1 billion from $45.9 billion in January, revised. ” Exports down on a three month average: “Average exports of...
  • Our Leaders Are Not Looking Out For Our Best Interests

    04/07/2016 1:04:13 PM PDT · by central_va · 23 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | April 07, 2016 | Jordan Bailey
    n many cases they are looking out for their sponsors who are funding their elections! A prime example of this is Citizens United, a group that made it possible for large corporations to give massive amounts of money to whatever political candidate they choose – without transparency or disclosure as to where the money comes from or what it is used for. In a campaign landscape like this, elections become more about who can nab the most campaign money rather than the People’s choice. Instead of the People electing government officials, corporations with millions of dollars to ‘donate’ to campaigns...
  • “Free Trade” vs. Fair Trade

    04/07/2016 12:16:39 PM PDT · by central_va · 8 replies
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  • America: Out of Control and Heading in the Wrong Direction

    04/06/2016 10:26:36 AM PDT · by central_va · 20 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | April 06, 2016 | George Barlow
    hina now has accumulated approximately $3.2 TRILLION in convertible currency reserves, of which nearly $1.2 trillion are held in U.S. treasury bonds. This has happened through their escalating balance of trade surpluses with America – they sell to us much more than we sell to them every year. In the process, China has been instrumental in putting many of our American companies out of business. This is only possible because of our failed “free trade” policies. They are using their new found wealth to buy us out! Shuanghui International of China has agreed to buy the American meat processor Smithfield...
  • Trump Camp: Ted Cruz Is ‘The Reason Why Obamatrade’ Passed

    04/06/2016 10:14:35 AM PDT · by central_va · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 29MAR16 | Julia Hahn
    The reason why Obamatrade became law is because of Sen. Ted Cruz,” said Donald Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller on Monday’s program of Breitbart News Daily. Miller — who had been working for Sen. Jeff Sessions at the time that Sessions led the conservative opposition to Obamatrade in the U.S. Senate— said that Cruz’s “lobbying” effort to fast track President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership “was the difference maker” that enabled fast track to pass. Like Sen. Cruz, Obama had been pushing for fast track to ensure the passage of TPP. Fast track lowers the 67 votes required to pass a...
  • Free Trade and the De-Industrialization of the United States

    04/06/2016 5:07:12 AM PDT · by central_va · 95 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 4/5/16 | McKenna Service Company
    Manufacturing was the economic growth engine of United States. It helped to create the high paying jobs, improved living standards, national wealth, military might, and tax revenues. Unfortunately, there has been a dramatic decline in the above scenario for the United States in the 21st century. The U.S is rapidly turning into non-Super Power second rate country. Manufacturing is the basis for research and development and National Defense and once represented more than 28% of the jobs in the U.S. Although the absolute number of jobs in American manufacturing was rather constant at about 17 million from 1969 to 2002,...
  • Our High Trade Deficit Is Destroying Our Ability to Compete in the Economic Arena

    04/05/2016 5:58:34 PM PDT · by central_va · 16 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | March 02, 2016 | Jordan Bailey
    Recent economic reports, including some by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), have delved into the devastating damages done to the American economy because of our sky-rocketing trade deficit. It’s no secret that the U.S. trade deficit is high. After all, our trade deficit is responsible for the transfer of over $1 billion a day to foreign countries. The EPI report took it a step further and claimed that our trade deficit increased our budget deficit by between $78.8 billion and $165.8 billion in 2012. Our trade deficit warrants attention because it is a devastating problem that is hurting not only...
  • Outsourcing the Educated

    04/05/2016 5:53:47 PM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | April 05, 2016 | James Moreland
    As unemployment has taken its toll on the United States, politicians continue to echo that education is the answer to the economic crisis. The question is: how will the well-educated ever provide for themselves when all the means to create wealth are flowing out of the country? Over the past twenty years, the United States has lost a massive number of lower and middle class value-added jobs. These are largely the manufacturing jobs that allowed the United States to support its own needs and export goods, which builds real wealth. However, many major economists predict that job losses should be...
  • Why Won’t Americans Focus on the Issues That Really Matter?

    04/02/2016 6:19:20 AM PDT · by central_va · 36 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | April 02, 2016 | Benjamin Clement
    Over the past twenty to thirty years, the United States has lost a massive number of lower and middle class value-added jobs. These are largely the manufacturing jobs that allowed the United States to support its own needs and export goods, which builds real wealth. As unemployment has taken its toll on the United States, politicians continue to echo the sentiment that education is the answer to the economic crisis. The question is: how will the well-educated ever provide for themselves when all the means to create wealth are flowing out of the country? However, many major economists predict that...
  • America’s Backward Thinking Is Sinking Our Nation

    04/01/2016 4:40:29 PM PDT · by central_va · 43 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | November 30, 2015 | Thomas Heffner
    Theoretically, “free trade” sounds like a great idea. Consumers get the benefit of increased competition for their buying dollars, manufacturers get to locate or source from the lowest cost labor pool, and exporters have the opportunity to sell into new markets with no tariffs. Unfortunately, there are fundamental real-world flaws that exist with “free trade” that have led to the most massive wealth transfer in the history of the world. The United States has not witnessed a trade surplus since 1975, and since then $10 Trillion has been lost through trade deficits caused by elimination of tariffs. The most significant...
  • If You Aren’t Outraged, You Haven’t Been Paying Attention

    04/01/2016 12:14:48 PM PDT · by central_va · 70 replies ^ | February 29, 2016 | Thomas Heffner
    In recent years the U.S. has been steadily traversing down a path of destruction. While many Americans have begun to open their eyes to America’s plight, most are still oblivious to the factors that led to our downfall. Recently, the media has been touting recovery, but there are numerous urgent changes that need to be implemented before the U.S. can even think that we are emerging from today’s recession/depression. The New Depression The economic decline in the United States began long before the official beginning of the recession in December 2007. The U.S. is not merely experiencing a “down cycle.”...
  • The Case Against ObamaRyan’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    04/01/2016 12:10:38 PM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    Kevin Kearns ^ | January 28, 2016 | Kevin Kearns
    It won’t help the economy, it won’t stop China, and it will harm certain U.S. industries. President Obama’s top 2016 legislative priority is passage of his legacy-building “free-trade” deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But the American public is highly skeptical of TPP and its alleged beneficial economic effects. The public has it right. The problems with the deal are legion. Here are a few great reasons to oppose the deal: TPP does not include provisions prohibiting currency manipulation or enforceable penalties for doing so. Currency manipulation has cost the U.S. thousands of factories and millions of jobs over the last...
  • It Is Clear That “Free Trade” Only Benefits the Plutocrats

    04/01/2016 5:10:25 AM PDT · by central_va · 75 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | January 29, 2016 | James Moreland
    he United States used to be a nation whose population, through hard work and sound policy, grew wealthier over time. Now, we are a nation whose middle class has nearly disappeared, whose workers’ wages have stagnated, and whose plutocrats become greedier and wealthier with each passing year. A quick look at the facts reveals why this has happened and continues to happen. America has become a less productive nation over time. Unfortunately, only the rich are enjoying any increase in wealth. The rest of us, though we work harder than Americans did in the past, enjoy no more wealth than...
  • New Study Shows that Establishment Economists are Wasting Our Time

    04/01/2016 4:55:00 AM PDT · by central_va · 21 replies
    prosperousamerica ^ | January 29, 2016 | Michael Stumo
    Establishment economists will defend to the death the idea that trade does not destroy jobs. Yes, I'm serious. They believe that. Really. Instead, they say, job losers move into other jobs so there is no net job loss. They also assume that trade deals cause no change in the balance of trade. This matters because when economists study the TPP and other trade deals, their models find no job losses and no future trade imbalances because those bad things are simply assumed away. Those net negatives cannot happen and are not even worth inquiring about. If you think you observed...
  • The Mainstream Media Continues to Spread Lies

    04/01/2016 4:27:04 AM PDT · by central_va · 6 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | James Moreland
    We know that the mainstream media organizations are not working in our best interest. Most TV and Radio networks are owned by large multinational corporations who focus only on wealth and power. Many of these corporations are working with special interest groups, their wealthy owners and corrupt government officials to distract the public from the slew of problems facing the US. This is evident from what we see on TV. We all watch, listen, or read the news in some way. Unfortunately, most of the news manyAmericans are soaking up is skewed and unbalanced. It is impossible to find a...
  • “America the Beautiful” Is Now Just a Distant Memory

    03/31/2016 12:34:46 PM PDT · by central_va · 34 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | March 31, 2016 | March 31, 2016
    America was once a prosperous country that was looked upon with envy by foreign nations. In the 1950s our economy was strong and the future looked promising. Our infrastructure was expanding and industrial production was booming. Clearly, we were on the right path. In the past, we produced over 90% of the goods we consumed. Our survival depended solely on the strength of our citizens—the way it should be. Now, the U.S. economy is in shambles. Failed economic policy decisions by our leaders have done irreparable damage and we are suffering.
  • Ronald Reagan: Trade Realist

    03/31/2016 5:43:45 AM PDT · by central_va
    americaneconomicalert ^ | Monday, June 07, 2004 | Alan Tonelson
    Lost in the flood of Ronald Reagan retrospectives and testimonials is a crucial fact with special relevance for all Americans today: To a great extent, Ronald Reagan was a trade realist. The conventional wisdom about Reagan as free enterprise, free market champion is largely true. But on trade policy, Reagan acted decisively in five instances to save major American industries from predatory foreign competition. Moreover, as I detailed in a 1994 article in Foreign Affairs, in each case, the temporary import relief succeeded spectacularly, resulting in improved performance by these industries and avoiding the captive market prices that conventional economics...
  • Carrier Layoffs Teach Workers Costs of Global Trade

    03/30/2016 1:59:40 PM PDT · by central_va · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3.28.16 | Mary Chastain
    Those who work for Carrier have learned the costs of global trade on a personal and financial level after the company suddenly announced a move to Mexico.
  • America Must Change Its Direction or Face Inevitable Economic Destruction

    03/30/2016 1:22:31 PM PDT · by central_va · 8 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3.18.16 | Patrick Kellen
    We can’t continue to live on imports and escalating debts from the debilitating and devastating effects of disastrous “free trade” — which is eliminating our middle class jobs and leaving us with a service (servant) economy!
  • The WTO Has Put America on the Path to Becoming a “Colony” Again

    03/30/2016 1:03:11 PM PDT · by central_va · 19 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/20/16 | George Barlow
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has come to represent the most efficient form of colonization the world has ever seen – reaping all the benefits with no downsides of occupation. The corporate agenda of the organization has destroyed the American economy, allowing multinationalists to exploit the world’s cheap resources and put America out of work and out of business.
  • Why America Must Leave the World Trade Organization Now

    03/30/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by central_va · 4 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/21/16 | Benjamin Clement
    After World War II, America was on the rise. The Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan were defeated. It was time to rebuild. To tighten ties with our allies and help rebuild Europe, new global organizations were created to unite against the perceived next threat to democracy: communism. Thus were the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, born. Along with the World Bank and IMF came the International Trade Organization (ITO), an agency of the United Nations, and, separately, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Even with the GATT, there was no...
  • Fundamental Flaws in “Free Trade”

    03/30/2016 7:08:26 AM PDT · by central_va · 23 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | March 21, 2016 | Patrick Kellen
    “Free trade” sounds great: consumers get the benefit of increased competition for their buying dollars, manufacturers get to locate or source from the lowest cost labor pool, and exporters have the opportunity to sell into new markets with no tariffs. What could be bad about that? Fundamental Flaws In “Free Trade” There are at least two fundamental flaws with “free trade” that have led to the most massive wealth transfer in the history of the world (over $8 trillion has been lost by the United States from 2000-2013 through trade deficits caused by the elimination of tariffs). 1. Impossible to...
  • The Real Cost Of “Free Trade” Is Too Great For Americans to Bear

    03/30/2016 6:26:02 AM PDT · by central_va · 169 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/23/16 | Patrick Kellen
    “Free trade” would more accurately be called “freedom for other countries to undercut and destroy American domestic production” because in practice that is what is happening. This is an undeniable fact that should be obvious to any consumer or business in this country. Very little of what is consumed here is made by American-owned companies operating in America. This was not formerly the case, and it was not how the wealth of this country was created. Proponents of “free trade” justify their position by saying it is supplying American consumers with access to the lowest cost, most competitive market. However,...
  • Trump Advisor: A Vote for Ted Cruz is a Vote to Offshore American Jobs

    03/30/2016 4:29:17 AM PDT · by central_va · 97 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | March 25, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    Trump Campaign Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller addressed Friday why immigration and trade are key issues in the Republican frontrunner’s campaign. “Well, there is very little right about our trade deals, there is virtually nothing right about our trade deals. We’ve been getting taken to the cleaners by every country we trade with. We have a trade deficit with almost all of our major trading partners. If you look at, for instance, say Japan, and our car trading deficit, or you look at China, where we have hundreds of billions of dollars in trade deficits, so our entire trade policy...
  • Reforming trade rules could be big win for economy

    03/30/2016 4:24:06 AM PDT · by central_va · 1 replies
    economyincrisis. ^ | 3/28/16 | Alan Tonelson
    Current U.S. trade policies have become deeply unpopular with a critical mass of Americans — that much is clear from recent primary results and exit polls, and the longer running presidential campaign success of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. Voters mainly, and understandably, fear that their job and wage prospects have been kneecapped by free trade agreements and related policy decisions like ignoring predatory practices by foreign governments. Yet Washington’s decades-long, bipartisan trade strategy has fueled an more fundamental problem — dramatically slowing an already dismal U.S. economic recovery. National economies can’t truly be healthy without enough good...
  • Cubans handed cash, Social Security card, food stamps, Medicaid at U.S. border

    03/29/2016 6:31:54 PM PDT · by angelcindy · 26 replies
    Thousands of Cubans rushing the U.S. border in record numbers are being greeted with a Welcome Wagon operation the provides them with taxpayer-funded benefits including cash, a Social Security card, food stamps, and Medicaid, according to a review of the latest immigration crisis on the border
  • The Choice Is Not Between TPP Or No Trade

    03/29/2016 12:10:14 PM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/29/16 | Lori Wallach
    Having lived with the damaging results over the past decades, it should be no surprise that many Americans are against these corrupt special interest trade policies.
  • America’s Economic Descent into Colonial Status

    03/29/2016 11:31:17 AM PDT · by central_va · 28 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/29/16 | Patrick Kellen
    No country or civilization has ever risen to such wealth and power to have receded so quickly to stagnation, dependency and indebtedness. The reason is twofold: our disastrous “free trade” agreements and our membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO). “Free trade” sounds nice, but it is an extremely misleading policy. In actuality the practice has wrought havoc on the American economy. It appears as though our leaders are either apathetic or clueless when it comes to the United States’ involvement with free trade agreements (FTAs). In fact, “free trade” lines the pockets and ambitions of CEOs and politicians while...
  • How Trade Made America Great

    03/26/2016 12:17:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25 2016 | Fred W. Smith
    The FedEx founder and CEO reflects on how deregulation and opening markets have wrought astonishing changes and prosperity over 50 years. During our years at Yale, the world was a different place. Foreign travel was exotic, expensive and rare among the population as a whole. While some young Americans had been abroad, by far most Americans had not—and those who did go abroad most likely traveled by sea rather than air. In the early 1960s, flying over the oceans was mainly for the affluent. Long-distance telephone calls were expensive, international calls prohibitively so. From furniture to TVs and appliances, and...
  • Whoops! We forgot to include the VAT in the TPP

    03/26/2016 8:59:22 AM PDT · by central_va · 27 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 6/26/15 | Kevin L. Kearns
    Most significantly, the TPP does not address a massive cost to U.S. goods and services that has a chokehold on our export levels: foreign Value-Added Tax (VAT) schemes.
  • Lessons From Our Past Should Guide Our Future

    03/26/2016 8:01:15 AM PDT · by central_va · 10 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | March 24, 2016 | Benjamin Clement
    An active industrial policy geared toward recovering our manufacturing capability can work and has worked before. There are many examples of this from U.S. history, championed by both sides of the aisle. In fact, tariffs effectively built the wealth of this country and have been a very valuable tool for managing growth for the better part of 200 years. We should not strive to return to a type of colonial “subject” status with respect to today’s new economic imperialists in Japan, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, or Mexico.
  • 5 ways allowing China into World Trade Organization failed United States spectacularly

    03/26/2016 7:46:36 AM PDT · by central_va · 4 replies
    economyincrisis. ^ | 2/26/15 | Lu Feorino
    A report released Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., reports the spectacular failure of efforts by the U.S. to improve its trade imbalance with China by allowing it into the World Trade Organization in 2001. The report, “China Trade, Outsourcing and Jobs,” states that U.S. officials including President Bill Clinton boasted of the improvements that would come with allowing China into the organization. According to the authors of the report, the following are five predictions made about the benefits of the move matched with research about what actually occurred. According to the supporters of the move, the...
  • To the Tea Party: Beware of “Free Trade”

    03/26/2016 7:39:18 AM PDT · by central_va · 24 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 1/31/15 | Nevin Gussack
    The globalists who hijacked both the GOP and Democratic Party subscribe to this “free trade” ideology, and now are worried by grassroots conservative opposition to this destructive doctrine. A Pew Research Center poll for November 4-7, 2010 reported that 63% of professed Tea Party supporters thought that free trade agreements were “bad for U.S.” The Mellman Group and the Alliance for American Manufacturing reported that their poll indicated that 74 percent of self-described Tea Party supporters would support a “national manufacturing strategy to make sure that economic, tax, labor, and trade policies in this country work together to help support...
  • An Unbelievable Amount of Counterfeit Goods Come from China

    03/25/2016 4:27:21 PM PDT · by central_va · 31 replies
    economyincrises ^ | 9/30/15 | Margaret Elkis
    Nearly everything in a tech store has a label “Made in China” on it. In fact, it is almost difficult to find something that isn’t made in China. Not only has this flood of goods from China put our companies out of business, but they are hurting, even killing people. Counterfeit high end bikes, wheels, and helmets from China are putting people’s life in grave danger.
  • The Consequences of Losing an Economic War

    03/25/2016 10:48:37 AM PDT · by central_va · 7 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | December 31, 2015 | Patrick Kellen
    f we were attacked militarily, our government would do everything in its power to defend its citizens. True American patriots emerged during the reign of the British military. Patrick Henry is famous for shouting, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Today, the U.S. is losing the economic war and we are rapidly spiraling towards the enslavement of ourselves and future generations. We know from history what happens to the losers of military conflict–losers work for the sole benefit of their conquerors under the laws of the new regime. Right now in the U.S. we are in an economic war...
  • New Study Shows that Establishment Economists are Wasting Our Time

    03/25/2016 10:44:03 AM PDT · by central_va · 6 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | January 29, 2016 | Michael Stumo
    Establishment economists will defend to the death the idea that trade does not destroy jobs. Yes, I’m serious. They believe that. Really. Instead, they say, job losers move into other jobs so there is no net job loss. They also assume that trade deals cause no change in the balance of trade. This matters because when economists study the TPP and other trade deals, their models find no job losses and no future trade imbalances because those bad things are simply assumed away. Those net negatives cannot happen and are not even worth inquiring about. If you think you observed...
  • China Has Slowly Been Bleeding Us Dry

    03/25/2016 10:36:43 AM PDT · by central_va · 3 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | 3/24/16 | John Olen
    Most favored nation status has been controversial over the past couple of decades, especially with China. Nancy Pelosi (back when Democrats gave a crap about some aspects of America. Now both parties have been bought and paid for.) voiced her concerns in June of 1997 in a hearing before the Subcommittee on Trade. At the time, Congress was discussing whether to grant China unconditional MFN status. She rebutted the arguments that were in favor of MFN status to China by demonstrating that it is a bad idea for our jobs and for our economy: “Less than 2 percent of U.S....
  • 5 Ways NAFTA Shows Us The Harm “Free Trade” Can Do

    03/25/2016 10:24:25 AM PDT · by central_va · 18 replies
    economyincrisis ^ | March 18, 2015 | James Moreland
    “Free trade” means uncontrolled, unrestricted access to our economy for goods often made at less than $4 per hour, tariff- and duty-free. This has devastated our economy and put some of our best companies out of business. “Free trade” has been incredibly costly for the United States. We have seen a steadily rising trade deficit as a result of these failed policies. The United States has not had a trade surplus in 37 years!
  • America’s Deindustrialization and China’s Rise

    03/25/2016 7:05:35 AM PDT · by central_va · 12 replies
    Manufacturing & Technology News ^ | 8/30/10 | Richard McCormack
    The U.S. military is starting to consider how China’s economic growth and the corresponding loss of important American high-tech industries might impact future national security. The Project on National Security Reform run by U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, an independent academic group, has put together a “Vision Working Group” that is assessing various future possible military scenarios including how to deal with a more aggressive China if the United States does not have much left of an industrial base.
  • Lessons From 20 Years of NAFTA

    03/25/2016 7:00:22 AM PDT · by central_va · 14 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 3/8/16 | Stan Sorcsher
    We did trade wrong. We could have had a good trade policy that increased trade and raised living standards. We could export more soybeans, airplanes and software, and protect the environment around the world. We could have low-cost goods and encourage democracy, respect for human rights and improved working conditions.
  • Trade & U.S. De-Industrialization

    03/25/2016 6:53:04 AM PDT · by central_va · 64 replies
    McKenna Service Company ^ | 2014 | McKenna Service Company
    The United States is the very first “post-industrial” nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and then squander their great wealth. However, the pace at which America has declined is beyond comprehension. Thousands of factories have closed and left the United States. The high paying manufacturing jobs are gone leaving the United States with over 92 million UNEMPLOYED citizens.
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    03/20/2016 2:57:17 PM PDT · by central_va · 273 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/27/10 | Michael Snyder
    The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.