Tagged: global trade

What Now in World Trade?

What Now in World Trade?

  Trump’s tariff war on America’s longtime trading partners leaves the global market in a state of flux. What do you think will happen now? There is retaliation of course, and there will probably...

Like a Bull in a China Shop

Like a Bull in a China Shop

Steelworkers union President Leo Gerard was on TV recently praising Trump for imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum. He said it would punish China for cheating on trade agreements. Does the head of one of the...

The Trump Manifesto

The Trump Manifesto

  Donald trump got serious yesterday, prescribing a hardline trade policy and backing it up with references to precise passages in various agreements. It was his most dangerous campaign speech yet. What he promised is...

How Does China Do It?

How Does China Do It?

A Chinese e-commerce company named Alibaba – something like eBay and Amazon wrapped up in one package – set records with its massive multi-billion-dollar IPO on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. And...

Who is to Blame for the Bangladesh Tragedy?

Who is to Blame for the Bangladesh Tragedy?

When you crowd 1,500 workers into a sweatshop with too few exits, setting them up behind jerry-rigged sewing machines amid a cloud of fabric dust (photo above, right), you shouldn’t be surprised if a...

Lightbulb! I Figured out What’s Going on – I Think

Lightbulb! I Figured out What’s Going on – I Think

You’ve probably figured it out for yourself. I have a tendency to reinvent the wheel. But just in case you’ve been too busy to think about the global revolution that’s taking place, here’s my...

Do These Americans Know What They’re Wishing For?

Do These Americans Know What They’re Wishing For?

Looked at one way, a lot of Americans are to be congratulated on their willingness to sacrifice their standard of living so that the rest of the world can live better. From what I...

Americans Might be Fighting Back at Last

Americans Might be Fighting Back at Last

My friend Dorothy Mahfood sent me a viral email that makes me dare to hope Americans are finally waking up and fighting back. The message was simple: Buy American. This is not a new...

The World That’s Waiting for Jonathan and Adam

The World That’s Waiting for Jonathan and Adam

As they usually do over the Christmas holidays, my two grandsons, Jonathan and Adam, came to visit Sandra and me with their parents, Frank and Grace, who live in Miami. It’s a five-hour drive...

Like it or Not, “Socialism” is the Only Path Left – Even for America

Like it or Not, “Socialism” is the Only Path Left – Even for America

After being laid up for a month with severe bursitis, I ventured on the golf course yesterday. As I wandered along taking gentle pokes at the ball (to protect the nerves in my lower...