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Chinese Currency Manipulation Is Just One Part of the Problem

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China's share of the world's business has grown exponentially because they have and follow a national industrial policy. Ours has declined dramatically because we don't.

Why Is "Free Trade" Conventional Wisdom?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

For some reason, when we design rules for global commerce, we choose free trade policies that place highest priority on investor rights, and push the interests of civil society into the shadows.

Pesticide Lobbyist Gets Posted as Chief Agricultural Negotiator

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Confident after his success with health insurance reform, President Obama exerted his executive power on Saturday by making fifteen appointments durin...

Building Up China's Brand

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Chinese companies have a shot at being world class brands if they invest in quality, play by the rules and invest in marketing and in the countries where they want their brands to gain market share.

Even Chinese Officials Understand -- Their Currency Must Rise

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China's cache of foreign currency means that its central bank cannot easily raise interest rates to fight inflation. Thus, Chinese companies are starting to import and stockpile commodities. It's a tense mess with the highest of stakes.

The Rest of the (Economic) Story

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

In a complex society any single-factor theory of value, such as the labor theory of value (Marx), is to be a failure, and replacing labor by capital (Milton Friedman) does not improve its validity.

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. ...

With 2.4 Million U.S. Jobs Already Lost, China Sticks to "Screw-You" Trade Policy

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

Concern about massive jobs losses due to unfair Chinese trade practices is reshaping the American political battle-lines over trade, with l...

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.

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.

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.

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....

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.

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.

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...