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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...

Defragmenting Africa

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africa has integrated with the rest of the world -- mostly selling commodities like oil, minerals or cocoa -- faster than with itself.

The Farm Bill Saga Begins (Again): Will Development Be on the Stage, in the Wings or Out of Luck?

Kimberly Ann Elliott | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Kimberly Ann Elliott

The budget situation offers opportunities to reform American farm policy to make it more efficient and equitable -- at home and abroad -- but only if the issues are debated fully and openly and with all the stakeholders represented.

BRICs and Mortar

Nancy L. McLernon | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Nancy L. McLernon

America can hold China -- or any other BRIC nation -- accountable for trade violations while also recognizing the vast opportunities emerging markets hold for our economy and workers.

10 Questions for Economists Who Oppose Manufacturing Subsidies

Jeff Madrick | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Why are mainstream economists, right and left, so determined to push back any attempt to subsidize manufacturing in America?

The Strongest Generation

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Janessa Goldbeck is a woman on a bicycle -- and a mission to ride 4,200 miles for her country. But she needs your help. Janessa's not a professional ...

Manufacturing on Planet Economus

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The countries that are successful in today's economy have national industrial/economic policies. We do not.

China's Premier, Wen Jiabao, Stresses Importance Of Helping Europe

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

BEIJING, Feb 5 (Reuters) - China has a stake in helping the euro zone countries get through their debt crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in co...

Dan Froomkin

Auction 2012: 'NAFTA With Asia' Is Big Money's Next Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement ...

Democracy V. Plutocracy, Unions V. Servitude

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Servitude: "a condition in which one lacks liberty especially to determine one's course of action or way of life" Democracy: "a government in which ...

President Puts American Manufacturing Front and Center in State of the Union

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have to move to a "we are in this together" understanding of ourselves and our country if we want to bring back the shared prosperity we used to have.

Controversial Additive Kills More Livestock Than Any Other Drug

Paula Crossfield | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Paula Crossfield

A new report reveals that a drug given to livestock has become the focus of an international trade dispute concerning its potential effects on human health.