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Viewpoint, Volume 2, by Robert Johns

Reposted from the blog of Dan DiMicco, Chairman Emeritus, Nucor Corporation *****   Viewpoint, Volume 2, by Robert Johns Robert Johns  |  September 12, 2014  |  DanDiMicco.com In the first Viewpoint we discussed the “deliverables” on trade agreements by our trade negotiators and drew a comparison of government results versus…

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Rogers: House to extend Ex-Im to June

Reposted from The Hill *****   Rogers: House to extend Ex-Im to June Kevin Cirilli  |  September 9, 2014  |  The Hill Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) told reporters on Tuesday that House lawmakers would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank through June 2015 when they pass a stopgap funding measure later this week….

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Walmart Finds That ‘Made In USA’ Has A Strong Appeal Among Consumers; Encourages Manufacturers To Highlight On Their Packaging Products That Are Made In America

Reposted from Manufacturing and Technology News ***** Walmart Finds That ‘Made In USA’ Has A Strong Appeal Among Consumers; Encourages Manufacturers To Highlight On Their Packaging Products That Are Made In America Richard McCormack  |  August 31, 2014  |  Manufacturing & Technology News More than a year after it announced…

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Two Bad Economic Reports Share A Link To One Bad Trade Policy

Reposted from Campaign for America’s Future blog ***** Two Bad Economic Reports Share A Link To One Bad Trade Policy Dave Johnson  |  September 5th, 2014  |  Campaign for America’s Future On Thursday the Department of Commerce’s July trade figures were released. Our enormous, humongous trade deficit continued another month and…

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Three Reasons Why Putin Laughs At Impotent America

Eamonn Fingleton rightly points out that America’s impotence in world affairs is a result of our unilaterally conceding economic and productive might in trade deals.  The full article is here, and an important read.  Excerpts below. Deliberations at the current NATO summit in Wales may or may not produce a reduction…

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How to Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap

  How to Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap “Creating a robust pipeline of workers to address the needs of U.S. manufacturers has become a national priority” according to a recently released report by ToolingU, a division of SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) titled, ” Using Competency Models to Drive…

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Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA

Reposted from Forbes ******** Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA Steve Denning | August 17, 2014 | Forbes An economist is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Old joke based on Oscar Wilde’s quip about a cynic. I recently noted how conventional cost…

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Wake up America Champions

Reposted from the blog of Dan DiMicco ******* August 28, 2014 | dandimicco.com I am starting a new series for my Blog entitled “Wake-up America Champions”. A long time fellow Champion, Robert Johns, will be the first in what will be a regular series of guests contributors. His first in…

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Made in USA San Diego Brands Succeed in Apparel Market

Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com *****   Made in USA San Diego Brands Succeed in Apparel Market Would you be surprised to find out that San Diego has a fashion design industry? On July 30th, the Fashion Group International San Diego held a meeting, titled “Going from Designer to Manufacturer,” featuring Barrie…

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Chinese Mercantilism Caused up to 2.4M Jobs Lost

The respected National Bureau of Economic Research released a report this week establishing that the flood of Chinese imports displaced U.S. manufacturing industries and jobs. Note to the Beltway crowd and misguided economists: The cause was NOT automation or productivity gains.  And the losses were NOT offset by cheap consumer prices….

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