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Trade Pacts and American Jobs

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is being hotly debated in Congress, the fact is that this trade deal -- or any trade deal -- will have little impact on American jobs, or more specifically, on the decline in good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans.

Rick Santorum Gets It Wrong | Lori Robertson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Rick Santorum touted a shocking statistic to Iowa voters: Of the “6 million net new jobs crea...

We Need To Fix The Economy Before This Chart Becomes Our Reality

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

One of the saddest truths about the so-called economic recovery is that the middle-class jobs lost in the recession are being replaced by low-paying o...

It's Time to End the Secrecy Surrounding TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There needs to be more certainty for policymakers and the public if they are going to go along with such a deal. Americans deserve a bigger say in their future.

Innovation Earth: Reinventing The Wheel... Er, Tire

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

If there's one prediction I can make about our future world, it is this: There will be a lot of tires. The latest forecast puts 1.7 billion cars on ...

The One Thing U.S. Workers Are Most Worried About (CHART)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

Time has healed no wounds when it comes to how secure Americans feel at work, according to a recent poll. The poll, conducted by Gallup, found that...

11 American Companies That Brought Jobs Back Home

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

It's no secret U.S. companies save billions of dollars by doing business overseas. A recent Senate investigation revealed Apple paid a 2 percent tax o...

Cheap Furniture Should Not Kill or Maim U.S. Workers

Robin Wilson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Robin Wilson

As an eco-designer focused on wellness in the home, it is my belief that most U.S. based manufacturing firms adhere to rigorous testing criteria, environmental standards and sustainability programs that lift them to the next level in their stewardship of our environment.

Lost Manufacturing Jobs: Good Riddance?

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

Before we accept the loss of many low skilled manufacturing jobs as a major negative for the U.S. and that it should be halted and perhaps even reversed, it is important to put it in the context of what we know about the social impact of simple, repetitive work.

Jobs Are an American Issue, Not a Republican or Democratic Issue

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business
Kay Koplovitz

I am also a product of the middle class whose only real path to success was through my education, my imagination and my ability to execute. Honestly, these values I believe are basic human values and basic American values. That's why I believe in a strong middle class.

Signs Of Resilience In Our Economy

Gautam Godhwani | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Gautam Godhwani

Today's economy is proving to be rather resilient -- the growth is slow, but we continue to head in the right direction, even at a time when economies across the globe continue to struggle.

A Nation In Structural Decline

Kodjo Adadevoh | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Kodjo Adadevoh

A national effort is necessary to stem the tide of a growing underclass, unaffordable tertiary education or education that is out of reach for the majority and the absence of adequate incentives to promote growth and development.

With a Small Tweak, Obama Can Win the "Belt-Tightening" Argument

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Winning the messaging war is an important achievement. Not only does it provide the clear choice that resonates with peoples' psyches for the election, but it also serves as psychological underpinning for adopting sound economic policies.

Manufacturing Pain Far From Over

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

* Investment in foreign plants rising, domestic falling * Manufacturing job recovery minimal * Fewer service jobs remain...

Mark Gongloff

And The Jobless Rate Is... | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

It's not hitting home runs or anything, but the job market is starting to put together a hitting streak of solid singles and doubles. The economy c...

Memo from Davos: Down with Democracy!

Daniel A. Bell | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Daniel A. Bell

What makes sense from a democratic perspective may not make sense from a moral point of view. Or so it was suggested earlier today at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Bonnie Kavoussi

While U.S.-Based Corporations Went On Hiring Spree Abroad, They Cut Jobs At Home | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

In the last decade, U.S.-based multinational companies have been on a hiring spree, adding over 2 million new jobs. They're just not adding them in th...

America Needs a Department of "Creative Destruction"

Tom Hayes | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Tom Hayes

Rather than an "opportunity society," we need to create a more "opportunistic society," one smart and durable enough to weather change and focus on the future.

A Domestic Marshall Plan: Forget Going "Big vs. Small," Instead, Go "Simple and Effective"

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Obama should focus on two and only two proposals, and they each must take account of perceived prior failures. They must be guarantees, not incentives that rely on what side of the bed someone gets up on in the morning.

The Obama Jobs Plan: Offshore the Jobs Americans Don't Want?

Tim Robertson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Tim Robertson

US Trade Representative Ron Kirk doesn't believe many middle-class manufacturing jobs will be a part of America's future. Like many free trade proponents, he views the loss of these jobs as inevitable.

Science Is Rockin' Roll And Technology Is Recession Proof | Posted 10.06.2011 | Black Voices

The theory is simple -- if entertainers perform in programs like the Teen Choice Awards, then why can't we do it for our kids who get good grades?

Economy's 'Little Ray Of Hope': The Service Sector

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The pace of growth in the services sector picked up modestly in May while gauges of new orders and employment climbed, according to an indu...

At the Deficit Table: Wingnuts, Wall Street & Wealthy But Not Women & Working People

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

In DC the elite are gathered around tables discussing budget cuts, but not jobs to cure a deficit largely caused by a lack of jobs and tax cuts. Not at the table: women, working people, the poor or any semblance of democracy.

Just Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama needs to get the country out of the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya wars and get into the trade war. Appointing Jeffrey Immelt is just campaigning.

Solutions Avoided

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Globalization is nothing more than a trade war with production looking for a cheaper country to produce. If the president stayed in Washington and enforced the trade laws, far more jobs would be created, and the economy would recover.