Media Fails to Probe Multi-National’s Refusal to Buy American

The following article was written by Tom Conway, Vice President for Administration, United Steelworkers, and can be found in The Huffington Post here.  Swiss-Russian owned Duferco Farrell Corp. r...

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“Buy Chinese” hypocrisy pointed out

Finally, a major paper runs an article pointing out Chinese hypocrisy for challenging the Buy American provision in the stimulus bill while doing the same itself.  We still have not seen the hypc...

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NCTO in the News

Textile Companies That Backed Cafta Now Say Its Aiding China 2009-06-17 19:30:29.58 GMT By Mark Drajem     June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Some U.S. textile companies that lobbied in support o...

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Hey Editorial Boards – What about the Buy Chinese policy?

China has always had a "Buy Chinese" policy with government procurement.  They never signed the Agreement on Government Procurement which many countries within the WTO signed, which agr...

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VAT continues to be seeded in news stories surrounding health care

From a NY Times story today on the health care debate: Democrats on three House panels continue to meet privately to seek consensus on a single plan. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee s...

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15th CPA Issues Forum: China’s Pollution: Challenges for US Trade and Climate Policy

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) Issues Forum #15 "China's Pollution:  Challenges for US Trade and Climate Policy" SPEAKERS: Scott Paul, Executive Director, Alliance for Am...

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Free trade will change China – economic kum-ba-ya

As with many of my titles, this one is just an attention getter which announces the opposite of what I think.  The British tried to change China, but of course they were not entirely moral about...

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This is what government subsidies do in China

We have a global recession.  China is ramping up steel production by double digit volumes.  Astounding.  This is not free trade.  This is a communist five year plan.  From Mic...

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Working like its 1964

The pace of job cuts has slowed, but the shrinking hours of the workweek have not.  Some argue that the workweek length, or total hours worked across the economy, is a better measure of recovery....

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Consumption tax starting to go mainstream

You never heard about the consumption tax before, except in niche publications.  Now it is nibbling at the mainstream.  David Brooks today: Fourth, the political class is going to attempt t...

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