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Trade Imbalance

China Protects its Workers; America Doesn't Bother

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Currency manipulation violates free market principals, but for China, doing it makes sense. This potent action by a major economic competitor raises the question of when the United States government is going to stop pretending currency manipulation doesn't exit.

Countries and Companies Can Agree: Something's Gotta Give

Amy Larkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Amy Larkin

There is no clear consensus on how much pollution really costs. But if China openly states that it's a 3.5 percent hit on its GDP, why don't we seize the opportunity to re-value our economy and GDP?

Fictional Davos Discussion Between Tim Geithner and China's He Yafei

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

The following conversation did not take place... but wouldn't it have been interesting if it did? Geithner: Glad I found you. We really need to talk...

Retiring the National Debt by Not Destroying the Economy

Stephen Herrington | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Retiring the national debt shouldn't even be an issue in Washington. The national debt as a percent of GDP has been higher in the the past and we survived. The key to that survival was to grow the economy.

"I will gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today": Americans Want What We Can't Pay For

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Obama's effort to resuscitate the US economy is artificial life support, since we are no longer energetic, enterprising, and creative enough to generate sufficient economic activity on our own.