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Entries by Dave Johnson from 03/2012

Free Trade or Democracy, Can't Have Both

| Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

When we allow companies to just import stuff that is made by exploited workers in countries where people do not have a say, we are granting not-having-a-say an advantage over having a say. We make democracy a competitive disadvantage.

Cuts and Consequences -- How Budget Cuts Hurt the Economy

| Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

If government is cut back and doesn't do something that is needed, then how does it get done? Or does it just not get done?

You Want to Bring the Old Economy Back? Really?

| Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

Democrats have to be perceived as actually fighting for the interests of the 99%. The way to be perceived as doing this is to actually do it

The So-Called "JOBS Act": Crowd-funding Good, Deregulation Bad

| Posted 03.17.2012 | Business

Internet-enabled crowd-funding of small and local businesses democratizes investment, and could transform our economy. Let's open up the regulations to let this begin.

There Is Consensus on How to Fix Economy

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

We have to reverse the corporate/conservative, anti-government, pro-1% policies that started about 35 years ago.

The Republican Budget, Explained

| Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

The new Republican budget plan: Smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke. Tax cuts for the 1%, cuts in the things We, the People do for each other.

Republican Budget for Billionaires

| Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

The new Republican budget (called the "Ryan Budget" by DC insiders) reflects current electoral reality: billionaires and corporations now finance cand...

Open Letter From Europe Against American Labor Intimidation Practices

| Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

"Employees of U.S. subsidiaries of German companies, especially T-Mobile USA, should be able to exercise their unrestricted right to opt for organized...

Apple/Foxconn Promises -- We'll See

| Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

Apple's suppliers promise to improve conditions, make workplaces safer, stop forcing such long hours and lift wages. Foxconn even says they'll start obeying Chinese law -- but not until next year!