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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China: Not really our banker

When you are introduced to a friend's "banker" at a social function, you assume that your friend has virtually all his/her lending with that banker.  So it's understandable that you wou...

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History Offers A Solution To U.S. Trade Deficit

The following was written by Richard Schmale, a retired executive.  Anyone who examines U.S. trade and tariff history quickly learns that the USA did not practice free trade before 1933.  Fr...

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Brian O’Shaughnessy on Lou Dobbs – 2nd try

CPA Chief Co-Chair Brian O'Shaughnessy was on the Lou Dobbs Show (CNN) May 22, 2009.  Here is the video clip.  The show was entitled "Blue Collar Pain."  Note: there is a 10...

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Brian O’Shaughnessy on Lou Dobbs

  CPA Chief Co-Chair Brian O'Shaughnessy was on the Lou Dobbs Show (CNN) May 22, 2009.  Here is the video clip.  The show was entitled "Blue Collar Pain."  (Note: there i...

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Peru: People protesting free trade policies killed

We passed the Peru Free Trade Agreement.  The House and Senate approved it, and Bush signed it (Obama was for it).  The Peruvian president Alan Garcia was empowered to push through executive...

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