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Zach Carter

Obama's Quandry: Bashing Blundering Banks While Courting Wall Street Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's response to JPMorgan Chase's spectacular trading failure underscores a persistent tension in his presidency -- ...

What Are They Trying to Hide?

Michael Brune | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Odds are that you haven't heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. And even if you've heard of it, I'm willing to bet you don't know what might be in it.

Zach Carter

Congress Revolts On Obama Plan That Would Ban 'Buy American'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 68 House Democrats and one Republican sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to reconsider an element...

Imitation Outrage: Faking Concern for the Chinese Masses

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Our leaders are no more serious about human rights in China than they are about such conditions in oil-rich Saudi Arabia, for the simple reason that we need what those nations have more than they need us.

Free Trade Run Amok: The 'TPP'

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Bilateral and thoughtfully constructed 'smallish' regional agreements are always preferable to massive multilateral agreements among widely disparate trading partners.

Is Obama Getting Serious About Manufacturing? Maybe

Ian Fletcher | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Let's take a look at a speech recently given by Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council. It's a good metric of whether the administration "gets it" on manufacturing, and gives a fairly clear picture of the evolution of its thinking.

Collaborative Border Management: A New Approach to an Old Problem

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Tough decisions are needed on where to spend limited resources to pursue border management reform. To this end, a well defined business case -- weighing costs and benefits -- needs to be prepared.

How Can Africa Compete With China?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africans have lots of opportunities to trade that they have not yet exploited -- opportunities that are outside of China's reach. The first of this "low-hanging fruits" is food.

Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

Ernest Istook | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Mr. Obama is using flimsy and misleading numbers to justify his anti-oil and gas energy policy, and his mega-billion dollar subsidies for "green energy" and "green jobs." So perhaps it's time for him to pivot to another basic necessity, like chocolate.

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

Wayne Sayles | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Wayne Sayles

While government agencies in Washington increase surcharges and restrictions for U.S. consumers of cultural artifacts, their Chinese counterparts take advantage of the unilateral sanctions.

Opening Russia

Ed Gerwin | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Bringing democratic reform to Russia will require concerted effort by the United States, our allies, NGOs, and the Russian people. Opening Russia's market under WTO rules can play a useful role in this effort.

American Jobs and the Never Ending Politics of the Cold War

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Edward Goldberg

U.S. trade policy needs to be based on what is good for the U.S. economy and U.S. job growth. And Congress needs to recognize that in an ever more globalized world, using trade as a political instrument to fight yesterday's wars is at best self defeating.

Lets Talk About Trade

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Trade policies are not a sexy business. Customs, anti-dumping, subsidies are just some of the concepts international investors are trying to avoid. Yet, recent weeks reminded all of us that trade can make headlines.

There Is Consensus on How to Fix Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

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

'Green News Report' - March 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: War with ...

You Want to Bring the Old Economy Back? Really?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

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

U.S-China: Headed for Trade War?

Ann Lee | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Ann Lee

Rather than protect American jobs, punitive duties will make products more expensive to American consumers and companies.

In Investing, There Is No Free Lunch

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Irene Aldridge

Many articles on the subject of money talk about different ways to invest the money. Few of the pieces, however, address the key issue underlying any allocation which may be keeping investors up at night.

Free Trade or Democracy, Can't Have Both

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

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.

Labor's Fight Is OUR Fight

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The story of organized labor has been a story of working people banding together to confront concentrated wealth and power. Unions have been fighting to get decent wages, benefits, better working conditions, on-the-job safety and respect. Now the rest of us are learning that this is our fight, too.

What America's Manufacturing Sector and Labor Policies Can Learn From Germany

Michael Shank | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Michael Shank

The German manufacturing strategy is based on making existing products better again and again, or as a Mercedes ad put it: "We are inventing the car. Since 1886."

Zach Carter

Obama To Fix Bush Tax Loophole, Help U.S. Manufacturing

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's corporate tax rate overhaul received lukewarm reviews from economists for its promise of explicit corporate p...

Industrial Policy: The Jump-Start Romney's Campaign Needs?

Fred Bauer | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Fred Bauer

As Mitt Romney struggles in the polls against his Republican rivals for the GOP nomination, it may be time for him to focus more on industrial policy.

Hell Is Cheaper: China, Apple and the Economics of Horror

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's how the economics of outsourcing -- the economics of horror -- works: companies like Apple that ignore reports of fraud and danger against employees make it impossible for honest, conscientious suppliers to survive.

China Is Very "Business-Friendly"

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

China is very, very "business-friendly." Corporate conservatives lecture us that we should be more "business-friendly," in order to "compete" with Chi...