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Alliance for American Manufacturing

An Alliance Forged in Patriotism

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The death of the American steel industry is fine with the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Cato Institute. They say Americans should thank foreign states that violate international trade laws by subsidizing their steel industries.

We'll Need More Than a Couple of Innovation Hubs to Create One Million New Manufacturing Jobs

Scott Paul | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Scott Paul

On paper, these hubs are a good idea. Heck, in practice they're a good idea. Each one is insurance that America has the brains to stay competitive in the next generation of advanced industry. But let's be clear: On their own, they're not enough.

Blowing -- or Dangling -- in the Lake Erie Wind

Carl Pope | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Can we still do something as big as create a 21st-century clean power economy?

Romney Loves American Cars; Obama Loves American Car Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

He loves owning 'em. He relishes riding them up and down on elevators. But when it comes to showing a little love for car businesses and car workers, Mitt Romney's frigid.

One Damning Report

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.

Is This An 'Icon Of Embarrassment'?

| Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert As a tourist, you might refer to the Bay Bridge as a spectacular s...

America's Failed Mole-by-Mole Trade Policy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Although conservative candidates revel in ridiculing Western Europe, America could learn crucial economic lessons from Germany, which maintains trade surpluses, including one with China in auto parts.

Legislation Offers Antidote for Stupidity of Shipping Tax-Dollar-Financed Jobs Overseas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Amid prolonged, painfully high unemployment, ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for the past year tirelessly advocated a simple solution: buy American-made products.

We're Number Two: Why America Is Losing its Lead in Manufacturing and How We Can Get it Back

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

When IHS Global Insight revealed this week that China has passed the United States to lead the world in manufacturing output, the response from some i...

If Gary Locke Goes To China...

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

Secretary Locke -- our next ambassador to China if confirmed by the Senate -- will need to clean up a mess decades in the making.

American Manufacturing Slowly Rotting Away: How Industries Die

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Losing positions in key technologies means that whatever brilliant innovations Americans may dream up, large-scale commercialization of those innovations will increasingly take place abroad.

The Voters' Message: Manufacturing a Solution

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Voters know that punishing currency manipulators, dealing boldly with violations of international trade rules, and ending tax incentives to outsource jobs would help reverse the decline of American manufacturing.

No Fluke: Republicans Support Off-Shoring Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Every Republican in the Senate voted against the Act. They voted to continue forcing Americans to give tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas during the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Despite Obama Rhetoric About Made In America, Obama Is Quietly Pushing Failed Bush Trade Policies

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

With jobs at the forefront of every voter's mind, President Barack Obama and key members of his administration have been publicly promoting new trade ...

For the Strength of Rosie the Riveter: Make It in America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Shuttered factories and off-shored manufacturing are sapping American strength. Manufacturing needs help, and with unemployment stuck at 9.5 percent, so do the American people. "Make it in America" is that aid.

U.S. Politicians Deny the Obvious Injury; U.S. Manufacturing Bleeds

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the trade clash between China and America, the Asian giant has gravely wounded the US. China knows it. U.S. voters of all political stripes know it. But too many American politicians are in denial.

Dems Could Win Tea Party Voters Over With America-First Trade Message

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

A new poll contradicts the widely held belief that the the Tea Party movement is opposed to government action to help the economy.

China Cost Colorado 45,000 Jobs Since 2001: Economic Policy Institute

The Denver Post | Aldo Svaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. trade deficit with China has cost Colorado more than 45,000 jobs since 2001, the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., estimates. ...

Obama's Asian Angst

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Paul

I like that President Obama accords his Asian peers with respect, bowing if tradition calls for it, even though it raises the hackles of some wingnuts. But bowing to the wishes of China is another matter altogether.

American Manufacturing Doesn't Need a Bailout, Just a Level Playing Field

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

We need to make more things here. Developing new technology and consuming alone do not make for a stable economy, but that's been our economic strategy for the past decade.