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Entries by Dave Johnson from 04/2010

Pressure on Wages as Well as Jobs

| Posted 04.01.2010 | Politics

Our economy is not structured to produce enough jobs. The way our current system is structured, employers have every incentive to figure out how to eliminate your job or at least cut your pay.

"Re-shoring," "On-shoring" and "Insourcing" -- The Coming New Era Of American Manufacturing

| Posted 04.02.2010 | Business

What will it mean to American businesses if -- I should say when -- Chinese imports cost as much as they should cost?

Big Weekend News On China Currency Problem

| Posted 04.05.2010 | Business

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

Is China Trading Fair? CAF v. CATO On CNBC

| Posted 04.08.2010 | Business

America's huge trade imbalance with China is the result of rulebreaking that has created a bubble that is expanding beyond all safe margins. It could lead to another worldwide economic disaster.

China Currency Shift: Getting Worse More Slowly

| Posted 04.09.2010 | Business

China devotes a huge share of its GDP to currency manipulation. Unfair advantages bring home the bacon.

China Shocks World With Trade Deficit Claim. Heh.

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Business

A new announcement says China doesn't need to adjust its currency, exactly as the administration takes the currency manipulation case to the G-20.

Washington Post Misinforms Readers About Deficit

| Posted 04.13.2010 | Media

Obama did not "balloon" the deficit, as the Washington Post claimed.

A Wealthy Few Pick Up The Cash, We Pay The Costs

| Posted 04.14.2010 | Politics

A few weeks back I wrote about Whirlpool closing their Evansville, Indiana plant and moving the work to Mexico. I wrote about the lunacy of an econom...

Tax Tricks

| Posted 04.15.2010 | Politics

>This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF....

A Tax Trick That Forces Companies to Close Factories

| Posted 04.16.2010 | Business

By allowing tax loopholes to exist, Congress forces companies to use them. The word you hear is "encourages" but really, in a competitive environment, loopholes force tax evasion.

Tax Tricks -- Do Corporations Pass Taxes on to Customers?

| Posted 04.17.2010 | Business

Here is a tax trick you hear all the time: we shouldn't tax corporations because they just "pass the taxes along to customers." Go to any of the usual anti-tax, anti-government sites and you'll see them trying to trick people with this.

What About the People Who DIDN'T Wreck the Economy?

| Posted 04.20.2010 | Politics

I am writing to let you know about Campaign for America's Future's Virtual Summit On Fiscal & Economic Responsibility By People Who Did Not Wreck the Economy.

Tax Tricks: Is Corporate Income Taxed Twice?

| Posted 04.21.2010 | Business

Conservatives claim that income from corporate dividends is "taxed twice" -- first when the corporation pays its taxes (if it does pay taxes), and the...

14 Ways a 90 Percent Top Tax Rate Fixes Our Economy and Our Country

| Posted 04.26.2010 | Politics

A return to Eisenhower-era 90% top tax rates helps fix our economy in several ways: 1) It makes it take longer to end up with a fortune. In fact it ...

Attacking Deficits

| Posted 04.28.2010 | Business

It's not hard to figure out why we have a huge deficit. It's so easy I don't have to use words. Here are some pictures.

Congress Giving Up On Helping Unemployed?

| Posted 04.30.2010 | Politics

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF. Suddenly the word is all...