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Indiana's Offshore Job Losses and the American Dogma of "Free Capital" that Disempowers Communities

Greg LeRoy | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Greg LeRoy

A terrific recent investigation by Indianapolis Star writer Tony Cook lays bare the American dogma that leaves workers and communities powerless to challenge offshore job flight (and makes a mockery of Donald Trump's vague promises about bringing jobs back).

The World is Looking to the US for Third Party Risk Guidance

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

As more organizations here in North America and overseas increasingly utilize third party vendors with a global presence to perform critical functions, process key transactions and provide exposure to sensitive proprietary information, those organizations with mature third party risk (TPR) programs are receiving a loud call to provide assistance to those new to the TPR field.

CEO Of Giant Corporation Tells US Government He's The Boss Of Them

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

What would happen to any regular American if they did what Cook did, and said they they aren't going to pay taxes because they don't think the tax rate is "fair"? Hint: Jail.

America's Economic Dilemma: All Big Business Present But Not All Accounted For. Part One: The Problem.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

For a large part of the 20th century, the fate and fortune of America's big business and its "average citizens" were intertwined. In the 21st century, however, they are almost completely disconnected.

Here Are The Manufacturers Bringing The Most Jobs Back to America

24/7 Wall St. | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

The loss of American manufacturing jobs to foreign labor has been a central theme of several presidential candidates’ campaigns. However, the trend ...

Will Hillary Repudiate Bill on the China Trade?

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

A rock and a hard place. Scylla and Charybdis. Sanders and Trump. These are just some of the metaphors and men Hillary Clinton finds herself caught between on the trade issue.

Kasich, Cruz, and the Tunnels of Chu Chi

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Reprinted With Permission Real Clear Politics A not so funny thing is happening on the way to Donald Trump securing the Republican presidential no...

Candidates' Plans to Change Controversial H-1B Guestworker Program Highlight Need for an Overhaul

The Conversation US | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

The H-1B program is an important program that serves as a bridge to permanent immigration for talented foreign workers. It should be used to recruit truly specialized workers from abroad when the labor conditions are tight and a qualified American can't be found.

Watch Corporate America Turn A Roomful Of Workers Into Bernie Sanders And Donald Trump Supporters

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

The past few years have been very good for United Technologies. The contractor does billions of dollars a year in business with the federal government...

Tim Cook's Views On American Workers Shows He's a Rotten Apple

Scott Paul | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Scott Paul

Tim Cook said on 60 Minutes Sunday night that Apple manufactures in China because China focuses more on vocational education than the United States. He's not being truthful.

What You Need to Know When Obama Talks Trade

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama is likely to use the State of the Union to push for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the rigged "fast track" trade promotion authority. Here are some facts to counter the expected public relations campaign.

Apple Watch Tells Us That It Is Time to Get Serious About Jobs

Greg Autry | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Greg Autry

All things being equal, Apple and other nominally American companies would be more efficient if they kept production closer to design and weren't shuffling $billions between Irish shell corporations and Caribbean banks.

The Media: Cherry Picking News Stories and Failing the Public

Pat LaMarche | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

When the press ignores the discussion at hand: issues as vital to the health and security of the working class as middle class wages, the utility workers, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans employment rates, and government employee pensions, one shouldn't be surprised that the public transit system is begging for school supplies.

Are American Corporations Really Less Competitive Because of Taxes?

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Corporations are complaining that this (lowered) rate makes them "uncompetitive" and are demanding "corporate tax reform." Because job creators -- or something. This time they threaten to -- or do -- renounce their U.S. citizenship. But are corporate tax rates really "uncompetitive"? And what does that even mean?

Rebuilding American Manufacturing Powerhouse

Sridhar Kota | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Sridhar Kota

Over the past few decades, we've learned the hard way that once manufacturing is gone, engineering know-how quickly follows, and then later on innovation and our national security suffers the consequences. That's a place that America has never been before.

Envy and Jealousy? Gag Me With a Silver Spoon

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Michael Winship

The argument goes that instead of being jealous, we all should be working in harmony together to create jobs and opportunity. Problem is, the deeply rich talk about building the economy but do almost nothing about it.

Obama's State of the Union Dilemma: Pushing Fast Track for TPP Would Increase Income Inequality

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Either Obama can prioritize a battle against income inequality or he can push more NAFTA-style trade agreements and the trade authority to railroad them through Congress, but he cannot do both.

The Income Inequality Implications of Job Automation: Over 47 Percent of Jobs May Be At Risk

Kevin Merlini | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Kevin Merlini

Researchers have pointed out that our nation's growing income inequality is indicative of increased automation. When will the exponential growth of computing technology allow for jobs that may be viewed as safe to be taken over?

Reshoring Means More Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I have seen reports of major league reshoring by Apple, Motorola, General Electric, and others, and we all saw the announcement by Walmart that it will steer billions to U.S. manufacturers, but I have been waiting to see this movement reflected in the economic data.

Sunset of American Hegemony

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
J Henry Fair

For years the creeping erosion of American hegemony has been evident, from the offshoring of manufacturing jobs which ultimately led to the demise of the middle class, to the defunding of our education system which could only lead to the dumbing down of the population.

The $90 Million Mindset: An Offshoring Success Story

Shayne Hughes | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Shayne Hughes

No matter how brilliant a strategy, if the people involved aren't committed, it will never take off.

Steinway's Sale Is a Sour Note for Made in America

Brian Ross | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Brian Ross

"Made in America" took another major hit very quietly yesterday. An American musical institution, the 160-year-old American piano maker Steinway and S...

Communism vs. Democracy

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Globalization is nothing more than a trade war with production looking for a country cheaper to produce. Rather than the U.S. setting the example of free trade, China leads the way with controlled trade. The U.S. government must compete to survive.

The Economists

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

In 2006, the Princeton economist Alan Blinder estimated that in 10 years the U.S. would offshore 30-40 million jobs. Today, Corporate America continues to enfeeble the U.S. economy as it builds China's -- offshoring our innovation, research, technology, production and jobs.

Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range all you have to do is take a quick look at how the House and Senate pay worship at the altar of corporations, banks and other special interests at the expense of public need.