June 27, 2019
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  • China accused of mislabeling billions in goods for export, dodging US tariffs

    Chinese manufacturers are reportedly skirting tariffs imposed by the Trump administration by intentionally mislabeling products and presenting the goods as being made in another country.What are the details?The Wall Street Journal reported that amid the current U.S. trade war, Chinese firms have moved billions of dollars worth of levied products…

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  • We Shouldn’t Be Doing Business with Communist China

    We didn’t win the (first) Cold War with Communist Russia – by handing them trillions of dollars. Embargoes and Sanctions – Cold War Sanctions: “In 1948, the United States began a campaign of economic sanctions against the Soviet Union that would last more than fifty years…. “For many years, the…

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  • Richard Trumka and Big Labor Try to Come Home

    Richard Trumka needed to come home. Walking into the union hall at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building along the Monongahela River, the AFL-CIO president shed the twisted expression on his face as he shook hands with his rank-and-file organizers. With the older union hands, there were no handshakes but…

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  • SCOTUS hands Trump a win on steel tariffs case

    The Supreme Court Monday declined to hear a case challenging President Donald Trump's steel tariffs on Monday, thereby letting stand a previous lower-court ruling that sided with the executive branch.In the case of American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) et al vs. United States, the pro-free trade organization and two…

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  • Free Trade and the ‘Cheap Goods’ Delusion

    Between 1348 and 1352 a monstrous plague—the Black Death—ravaged Europe. The disease struck young and old, men and women, saint and sinner alike. Half the population died. Whole cities disappeared. Western Civilization was on the brink of collapse. What caused this plague? Bad smells. Foul odors. The stench of decay.…

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