Framing, metaphors and policy speak

"Framing" issues is a way to communicate.  You use words that matter.  You tap into pre-existing, widely held beliefs and values. "Policy speak" is what we do... what I d...

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Outsourcing our food production

A recent USDA report show that we are continuing to outsource our food production.  USDA's Economic Research Service released its August 19, 2009 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook (PDF file).&...

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Buffett on trade and monetary policy

Warren Buffett weighed in today in an op-ed piece.  While it is on monetary policy and debt, the trade deficit is mentioned as a problem.  Buffett has previously written that the trade defic...

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PA-Sen: Sestak/Specter attack each other on trade

Joe Sestak and Arlen Specter are vying, in the primaries, for the Democratic nomination in the race for senator.   Neither has been very stellar on trade.  And neither has co-sponsored...

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Tom Palley: Causes of the Financial Crisis

Tom Palley wrote a paper entitled "America’s Exhausted Paradigm: Macroeconomic Causes of the Financial Crisis and Great Recession".  It is posted on the New America Foundation website...

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WTO rules against “zeroing”

The WTO ruled against the U.S. again.  This time in a case brought by Japan which was dumping ball bearings here, or selling here for less than the bearings cost at home.  The U.S. antidumpi...

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AMTAC Press Statement

American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition PRESS STATEMENT New Data Shows China Responsible for 78.5 Percent of U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactured Goods in 2009;Figure Up from 27.3 Percent in 20...

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Robert Samuelson starts getting a clue on China

There is a continuing shift in the narrative from "America needs more free trade" to "other countries need to change trade practices."  Once the narrative truly shifts, it is...

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Gomory on comparative advantage

Ralph Gomory spoke to the New America Foundation on July 16, 2009.  He discussed how Ricardo's "comparative advantage" has been distorted, why America needs to balance the deficit and h...

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July Chinese Steel Exports Surge Back to Year Highs

The following article appeared in Steel Market Intelligence, prepared by Michelle Applebaum Research Inc. (MARI). MARI is a consultancy and third-party research provider established in 2003 and headqu...

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