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Habs Trade of Halak a Big Gamble

Brad Kurtzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brad Kurtzberg

Trading Jaroslav Halak, the goalie who just led the underdog Canadiens to the Eastern Conference Finals, certainly qualifies as one hell of a calculated gamble.

China Labor -- the Pure Shame of It

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leo Hindery, Jr.

China could be on the cusp of a new movement that markedly improves the lives of its workers, or the world could see this movement wither through a lack of organizing expertise or because of government crackdown. It's the moment of truth.

Now Is the Time to Change U.S. Cuba Policy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The restriction on American travel to Cuba not only limits our freedom, it actually prevents the presumed goal of our policy to open up Cuba. That's just plain dumb. And the same goes for our economic "boycott".

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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

China Shocks World With Trade Deficit Claim. Heh.

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

A new announcement says China doesn't need to adjust its currency, exactly as the administration takes the currency manipulation case to the G-20.

Could Rising Wages in China Boost American Cities?

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Traub

Increasing wages in China represent a step toward more balanced world trade, and it's a good thing for Chinese workers and their American counterparts.

China Currency Shift: Getting Worse More Slowly

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

China devotes a huge share of its GDP to currency manipulation. Unfair advantages bring home the bacon.

Is China Trading Fair? CAF v. CATO On CNBC

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

America's huge trade imbalance with China is the result of rulebreaking that has created a bubble that is expanding beyond all safe margins. It could lead to another worldwide economic disaster.

US Can Give Better Aid to Haiti

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Birdsall

Pledging money is the easy part. The United States, the lead donor and friend with the greatest interest in Haiti's future development, can do much more.

U.S. Will Lose a Trade and Currency War With China

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

A trade and currency war with China will have a detrimental effect on both countries, but less so for the Chinese.

Big Weekend News On China Currency Problem

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture as part of the Making It In America project. I am a ...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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

"Re-shoring," "On-shoring" and "Insourcing" -- The Coming New Era Of American Manufacturing

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

What will it mean to American businesses if -- I should say when -- Chinese imports cost as much as they should cost?

Pressure on Wages as Well as Jobs

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Our economy is not structured to produce enough jobs. The way our current system is structured, employers have every incentive to figure out how to eliminate your job or at least cut your pay.

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.

G-20 Standing Up To China, Now It's Your Turn

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dave Johnson

As the manufacturing infrastructure of suppliers, technology knowledge, etc., moves to China, dependence follows. China appears to be ready to answer, "So what are you going to do about it?"

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.