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How Many Jobs Have Been Lost to China Where You Live?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

According to a new report, between 2001 and 2008, 2.4 million American jobs were lost or displaced -- with losses occurring in every Congressional district.

Fixing The Forgotten Deficit Can Fix The Scary Deficit

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

It is time to examine how much better off the majority might be if we balance trade as a means to balancing the budget.

China to US: We're Just "Emotionally Unavailable"

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

You hear that President Obama? Don't fall into China's trap. While China is hanging out at the bar with its boys, it's going to be stealing our jobs and ruining the global economy.

China's Currency Manipulation Manipulates the World

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

On April 15 the President should declare China to be the currency manipulator that it is. Then trade can start to rebalance.

The Energy Fetish

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Left unchecked, tropical deforestation will cost the U.S. agriculture, ranching, and timber industries more than $100 billion between now and 2030.

Chinese Currency Manipulation: "Not A Small Issue"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The Chinese currency manipulation issue continues to make news.

The Showdown with Chermany

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

If the US is to sell more abroad and borrow less, countries with trade surpluses -- notably Germany and China -- will have to spend more, buy more, save less and export less. Only China and Germany clearly haven't got the message.

China's American Enablers

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

April 15 the President has to officially declare that China is manipulating its currency and impose tariffs that will start to bring back factories and jobs to America.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

White House Green Trade Agenda an Opportunity for Global Leadership

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

Environmentally-friendly trade policies offer fresh opportunities to deliver benefits for American businesses and workers, provided that the Obama administration can see them through.

Chinese Currency Showdown

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China is holding down the value of its currency, which means goods made in the country cost less than those made elsewhere. This practice ultimately undercuts American companies.

Why it Is Not Smart to Short the Euro

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

It took three years to execute the colossal task of changing currencies into Euros. The Euro is essential, and the current decision reinforces the European common currency.

Obama Juggling Full Agenda Of Domestic Issues

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's intense juggling of domestic issues reflects all the realities he faces at once: a vast agenda, a smaller ...

What Would Art Vandelay Do?

Ed Gerwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Gerwin

Mobilizing our entire government in support of U.S. exports -- from cabinet officers, embassy officials, ambassadors and the President himself -- will help our companies and workers compete.

Israel's Gaza Blockade Criticized By UN Humanitarian Chief

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief says Israel's blockade of Gaza is not helping its security or weakening Hamas' hold on the territor...

Friedman on Competitiveness: Identifies Problem, Offers Exactly Wrong Solution

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

America's habit of deferring maintenance on its infrastructure goes beyond crumbling buildings and slow trains -- in the long term, we'll fall behind the rest of the world in our ability to compete economically.

Whirlpool Tells Callers: Call Congress. They're Right!

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

In the middle of this terrible jobs crisis Whirlpool is closing a factory in the US and sending the jobs to Mexico. Their Mexican workers will be pa...

The Innovation Delusion

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ralph Gomory

Pundits like Thomas Friedman are wrong to think that we can simply scale up R&D to a degree where it can be equally traded for the huge quantity of things we need but don't make in this country.

Should We Fear China?

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

There is a perception that China's large dollar holdings confer upon that country some economic or political power vis-à-vis the United States. This view is incorrect and completely misunderstands the situation.

Pushing the Foreign Menace Line to Cut Social Security

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Holding up the foreign menace to advance a political agenda is a well-tested tactic in American politics, but its proven success doesn't make it any less reprehensible.

News Flash: Nations Compete

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

I have a regular spot on the radio show, The Fairness Doctrine, currently in Massachusetts but going national. The show has a liberal and a conserva...

Will Obama Support the Bluefin Tuna Ban?

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

The European Parliament agreed to support a ban on trading bluefin today despite fears by nations like Greece, Spain, and Malta, whose fisherman would be most affected.

Rogue Nation: How Does the US Deal With China?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert L. Borosage

What do you do when the most successful nation in a trade regime routinely and systematically violates that regime?

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

Foreign Policy Absent From Obama's SOTU Speech

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

A politically weakened Obama will probably not be able to count on the kind of Congressional and public support that he needs in order to accomplish any ambitious foreign policy project.