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  • Apple CEO: Globalization 'in general is great for the world'

    03/18/2017 4:39:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Apple CEO Tim Cook defended globalization on Saturday, arguing that it is generally "great for the world." During a public speech in China, Cook reportedly warned world leaders against abandoning globalization even though gains are not equally distributed within nations. “I think the worst thing would be to—because it didn’t help everyone—is to say it’s bad and do less of that,” Cook said during his speech at an annual conference sponsored by the Chinese government, The Wall Street Journal reported. “I think the reality is you can see that countries in the world … that isolate themselves, it’s not good...
  • Peter Thiel: Globalization is Over, ‘It Feels so Dated’

    03/09/2017 5:55:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE NASH
    Billionaire tech entrepreneur and adviser to President Trump, Peter Thiel, declared globalization to be over on Tuesday, claiming it’s “so 2005, it feels so dated.” “I’m naturally inclined to think of it in those terms,” said Thiel on the topic of how Trump’s victory showed the American people’s dissatisfaction with globalization. “There’s something around globalization that’s not been working that well.”
  • San Francisco university lays off IT workers, jobs head to India

    03/01/2017 12:05:24 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    Metro ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Rory Carroll, Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The University of California, San Francisco on Tuesday laid off 49 information technology (IT) employees and outsourced their work to a company based in India, ending a year-long process that has brought the public university under fire. The university announced the plan last July as a way to save $30 million over five years. The University of California system, which includes health care and research-focused UCSF, has been struggling to raise revenue and cut expenses. Globalization and outsourcing have become hot-button political issues in the United States, as more employers cut costs by farming out work...
  • Mark Zuckeberg Rejects "America First", Calls For Global Community

    02/16/2017 5:40:13 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-16-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Hot on the heels of retailers who have halted sales of Ivanka Trump's clothing line in protest against Trump (and free marketing buzz), the tech "resistance" against Trump got its lead from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg who on Thursday posted a lengthy note "rebuking isolationist “America First” sentiment, and touting the merits of globalization and a “global community” working for innovation and progress." In short, the CEO of the "social network", whose business model is predicated upon uninhibited globalization allowing advertisers to reach into every corner of the world with 3 second video clips, is calling for a global government....
  • Davos Founder: World 'Identity Crisis' Driven by Globalization Has Led to Trump's Election, Brexit

    02/12/2017 6:02:00 AM PST · by LRoggy · 26 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | 2/12/17 | Arjun Kharpal
    World citizens are going through an "identity crisis," leading to some of the political upheaval seen across the globe, World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab said on Sunday, addressing the rise of the anti-globalization sentiment. The man behind the annual gathering of elites in the Swiss mountain retreat of Davos outlined why he believed that led to events such as the election of U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's exit from the European Union. Schwab said that globalization has created a "new economic equation" in which labor prices have fallen while those who have capital have benefited. He said...
  • Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - NumbersUSA.com

    02/07/2017 11:34:09 PM PST · by semaj · 1 replies
    NumbersUSA.com ^ | September 10, 2010 | Roy Beck
    Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet.
  • Davos: Xi Jinping warns against Trump's protectionism

    01/17/2017 8:31:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.ch ^ | 17 January 2017 18:20 CET+01:00
    China’s President Xi Jinping warned on Tuesday against scapegoating globalization for the world’s ills or retreating behind protectionist walls, staking out an alternative vision for the international economy days before Donald Trump takes office. The global economic order has been led for decades by the United States, but the president-elect is threatening to tear up the rule book, and Xi used his debut appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos to insist that globalization was irreversible. “Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room. Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so is light and air,”...
  • I'm a Democrat and I'm ashamed at how tone deaf we've become

    12/03/2016 9:51:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 12/3/2016 | Bryan Dean Wright
    During a shouting matching Thursday night between top aides of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the President-elect’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway summed up a key reason for why my Democratic Party lost – and will likely continue to lose. “There’s a difference for voters between what offends you and what affects you.” To understand what she meant, look to the recent developments in Indiana. Millions of voters in the Rust Belt are in awe as 1,100 of their fellow blue-collar workers at Carrier narrowly missed being laid off. Instead of training Mexican replacements, these Hoosiers are celebrating an American paycheck....
  • Globalization Goes Into Reverse

    10/28/2016 9:31:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 26 October 2016
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  • Rexnord Bearings employees planning for their jobs to disappear to Mexico by April

    10/17/2016 9:30:19 AM PDT · by reed13k · 18 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | 16 Oct 2016 | Alexis McAdams
    Looks like another factory in Indiana planning to relocate - this time Rexnord Bearings. Link: http://fox59.com/2016/10/16/rexnord-bearings-employees-planning-for-their-jobs-to-dissapear-to-mexico-by-april/
  • 2016 10 02 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Progressive Destruction" (video)

    10/02/2016 3:36:17 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 10/2/16 | John Haller
    The best secular argument in the world against evolution is the Progressive Movement. While it is a movement, the only direction it is going perfectly follows Newton's Second Law, moving America and the world from a relative state of order, to complete disorder. One must only look to the policies and practices of those champions of Progressivism to see how the tenets of this movement tear down not only the very basis of the family, but the structure and guidelines for living as given to us by God in Scripture. Touting it as an "enlightened" way of seeing problems, followers...
  • IMF study warns free trade seen as benefiting 'only a fortunate few'

    09/29/2016 1:56:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 27, 2016 | Larry Elliott
    The International Monetary Fund has warned that free trade is increasingly seen as benefiting only the well-off and that help is needed for those whose job prospects have been damaged by globalisation in order to put fresh momentum behind removing barriers to international commerce. In a chapter from the half-yearly World Economic Outlook study released ahead of its annual meeting next week, the IMF said the weakness of the global economy, rather than a wave of protectionism, had been largely responsible for the sharp slowdown in trade growth over the past four years. But it said the uptick in protectionist...
  • More Wealth, More Jobs, but Not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade

    09/28/2016 8:42:37 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 September 2016 | Peter S. Goodman
    Trade is under attack in much of the world, because economists failed to anticipate the accompanying joblessness, and governments failed to help. For as long as ships have ventured across water, laborers like Patrick Duijzers have tied their fortunes to trade. He is a longshoreman here at Europe’s largest port, and his black Jack Daniel’s T-shirt, hoop earrings and copious rings give Mr. Duijzers the look of a bohemian pirate. His wages put him solidly in the Dutch middle class: He has earned enough to buy an apartment and enjoy vacations to Spain. Lately, though, Mr. Duijzers has come to...
  • UN fears third leg of the global financial crisis - with prospect of epic debt defaults

    09/22/2016 3:57:08 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 2 replies
    U.K. Telegraph ^ | 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 • 7:22AM | AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD
    The third leg of the world's intractable depression is yet to come. If trade economists at the United Nations are right, the next traumatic episode may entail the greatest debt jubilee in history. It may also prove to be the definitive crisis of globalized capitalism, the demise of the liberal free-market orthodoxies promoted for almost forty years by the Bretton Woods institutions, the OECD, and the Davos fraternity. "Alarm bells have been ringing... ...money was wasted, skewed towards "highly cyclical and rent-based sectors of limited strategic importance for catching up," it said. Worse yet, these countries have imported the deformities...
  • Colin Powell Says Hillary Clinton's 'People Have Been Trying to Pin' Email Scandal on Him

    08/21/2016 7:26:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    People.com ^ | 8/21/2016 | SARA NATHAN AND JEFF NELSON
    On Friday, the New York Times reported that Clinton told FBI officials former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account while she held the Secretary of State office herself. "Her people have been trying to pin it on me," Powell, 79, told PEOPLE Saturday night at the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 Night of Legends fęte in East Hampton, New York. "The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did," Powell added.
  • Nine ISLAMIC migrants arrested after woman ‘drugged and gang raped’ in Austria

    08/16/2016 3:08:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Lion Heart News ^ | 8/16/2016 | Jordan Hunter
    POLICE have arrested nine Iraqi migrants on suspicion of gang raping a 28-year-old German woman, who was subjected to a horrifying four hour assault. The nine men, who are all seeking asylum in Austria, had travelled to Vienna for New Year’s Eve celebrations where the assault took place. There they allegedly drugged the woman and dragged her to nearby apartment block before carrying out the brutal attack. The arrests were made in Austria after DNA evidence and CCTV footage was used to successfully build a case against the alleged rapists. It comes as Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party desperately attempts to...
  • Soros Hack Reveals Plot Behind Europe's Refugee Crisis; Cash For "Social Justice"

    08/16/2016 8:37:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 8/16/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the two days since the Soros Open Society Foundation hack by the DCLeaks collective, several notable revelations have emerged among the data dump of over 2,500 documents exposing the internal strategy of the organization, which expose some of Soros' tactics to influence and benefit from Europe's refugee crisis, the opportunistic funding and influence of media organizations, providing cash for assorted "pro-democracy" groups including the infamous La Raza, Soros' funding of various "social justice" organizations while paying to track unfavorable media coverage including that of Pamela Geller. One particular leaked memo, profiled earlier by the Daily Caller, argues that Europe’s...
  • Globalization Is Dead, But The Idea Is Not

    08/12/2016 2:24:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Automatic Earth, the ^ | 10 August 2016 | Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    Centralization/Globalization is the only ideology/religion that we have left, but it has one inbuilt weakness that dooms it as a system if not as an ideology. That is, it cannot exist without forever expanding, it needs perpetual growth or it must die. But if/when you want to, whether you’re an economist or a policy maker, develop policies for the future, you have to at least consider the possibility, and discuss it too, that there is no way back to ‘healthy’ growth. Or else we can just hire a parrot to take your place. And I’m thinking that no matter how...
  • The (Mostly False) Globalization Narrative

    08/07/2016 7:49:30 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 51 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | August 05, 2016 | Robert J. Samuelson
    In the public imagination, no industry better symbolizes the downfall of U.S. manufacturing than steel. Shuttered plants dot the Midwest. Since 1973, steel employment has dropped 76%, from 610,700 to 147,300 in 2015. Moreover, the culprit seems clear -- trade -- and its influence seems pervasive: Manufacturing as a whole lost about 5 million jobs from 2000 to 2015. No wonder both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have jumped on the anti-globalization bandwagon. Globalization seems guilty as charged -- except that the popular indictment is wildly misleading. Though trade has helped reshape U.S. manufacturing, it is only one force of...
  • You Are a Problem to Be Policed

    07/09/2016 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8 July 2016 | Richard Fernandez
    It's easy to see the events in Dallas through a racial prism. It is harder to see them as the consequences of a political system which relies on keeping people in dependency, in which black Americans are the furthest advanced and therefore the most afflicted. As Mark Blyth, a professor of Political Economy at Brown University put it, the problem is global. In Europe the Romanians, Spaniards and the Greeks are given the part African Americans must play. Blyth points out that after one creates a class of dependents, the next and inevitable step is to control them.For the past...
  • Brexit and the end of international progressive inevitability

    06/26/2016 7:47:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 25, 2016 4:00 AM | David French
    Is it any wonder that citizens of one of the greatest and strongest nations in human history would recoil from an international order that was proving mainly that it could enrich an elite without seeming to lift a finger to preserve the nation’s core values and traditions — the very things that had made it great and strong? Is it any wonder that citizens of other great countries are —wondering what loyalty they owe to that same elite? And so we launch yet another phase in human history, where what’s old — nations pursuing their own interests — is new...
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 4 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • America is no longer one nation, indivisible

    06/01/2016 5:51:55 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 31, 2016 | Kathleen Parker
    Massive immigration and globalization have changed us Trump’s campaign is further dividing America Memorial Day reminded us of what we have lost
  • Exclusive: SWIFT warns customers of multiple cyber fraud cases

    04/26/2016 6:10:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2016 | By Jim Finkle
    SWIFT, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of "a number of recent cyber incidents" where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its system. The disclosure came as law enforcement authorities in Bangladesh and elsewhere investigated the February cyber theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank account at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. SWIFT, or the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, is a cooperative owned by 3,000 financial institutions.
  • What is the truest definition of Globalization?

    04/19/2016 3:54:07 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 11 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/15/16 | From email
    Question:What is the truest definition of Globalization? Answer :Princess Diana's death. Question: How come? Answer : An English Princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines. This is sent to you by a Canadian, using American Bill Gates' technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant,...
  • If anything, globalization increased the cost of meat in America

    04/19/2016 5:19:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Returning to this quote from Kevin Williamson's well-known article from National Review: The manufacturing numbers -- and the entire gloriously complex tale of globalization -- go in fits and starts: a little improvement here, a little improvement there, and a radically better world in raw material terms (and let's not sniff at those) every couple of decades. Go back and read the novels of the 1980s or watch The Brady Bunch... ...the cost of butter was not a major financial concern for well-to-do families in the 1980s, or now. But another of Williamson's points needs to be addressed: the...
  • The Great Divide: the Death of the Middle Class

    04/02/2016 8:31:45 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    SprottMoney.com ^ | 30 March 2016 | Jeff Nielson
    Several months ago, a chart produced by one of the Big Banks was presented to readers . It was supposed to be innocuous data on global wealth distribution, but instead portrayed a horrifying picture. The focal point of the aforementioned article was that when it came to “the world’s poorest people,” the Corrupt West has now produced a greater percentage of severe poverty in its own populations than in India, and an equal percentage of such poverty as exists in Africa. Stacked beside this, we see that when it comes to the richest-of-the-rich, the Corrupt West remains in a league...
  • World Nations on path to De-Nationalize & Globalize

    03/07/2016 6:45:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Experimental global change to de-nationalize and the fundamental transformation of western societies, whether planned or not, can have intense and long-lasting consequences I have described in my book, “Liberty on Life Support,” the American economy and the country in general as a comatose patient. There was even a widely circulating cartoon on social media picturing Uncle Sam on a hospital gurney, attached to life support, barely clinging to life. At first glance it may seem a gross exaggeration until you actually look at the national debt clock, understand the true state of the economy, the condition of the socialist and...
  • Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 are richer than John D. Rockefeller was in 1916

    02/20/2016 9:40:43 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 41 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | February 20, 2016 | Don Boudreaux
    This Atlantic story reveals how Americans lived 100 years ago. (HT Warren Smith) By the standards of a middle-class American today, that lifestyle was poor, inconvenient, dreary, and dangerous. (Only a few years later - in 1924 - the 16-year-old son of a sitting U.S. president would die of an infected blister that the boy got on his toe while playing tennis on the White House grounds.) So here's a question that I've asked in one form or another on earlier occasions, but that is so probing that I ask it again: What is the minimum amount of money that...
  • EU steel workers protest against cheap Chinese imports

    02/18/2016 8:33:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 8:19 AM EST | Raf Casert
    Steel company managers joined thousands of their employees from across the European Union to protest Monday against the import of cheap Chinese products and to warn the 28-nation bloc not to open the doors further to Beijing. The European steel industry is accusing China of illegal export subsidies and selling products below production cost, all of which contributes to the crisis in the European steel sector. With whistles and firecrackers, the workers ringed some of the EU institutions to push their demands to keep Chinese steel at bay. The industry argued that if the EU recognizes China as a market...
  • How Is the Economy Doing? It May Depend on Your Party, and $1

    01/02/2016 1:27:25 PM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2016 | Neil Irwin
    Suppose it is dinnertime, and the phone rings. It is a polite survey taker with a simple question for you: How is the economy doing? You might answer the question based upon the news stories you've seen recently about the latest unemployment rate, or perhaps based on anecdotal observations, such as whether your long-jobless cousin has had any luck finding work. But a wide range of academic work suggests a different factor that is likely to shape your answer: whether the current occupant of the White House is of your preferred political party. Did unemployment get better or worse during...
  • How the Economy Helps Trump

    12/11/2015 11:57:29 AM PST · by Theoria · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Zachary Karabell
    Despite steady recovery, too many Americans feel like they're on the outside looking in. The American economy suffers from a split personality, and Donald Trump appears to be the chief beneficiary of this illness. A study just released by Pew shows that for the first time in decades, the middle class is no longer in the majority in the United States. Instead, the upper and lower classes are. Now the middle class-defined as people earning between two-thirds and twice the median income (from $42,000 to $126,000 a year)-constitute just under 50 percent of the earning populace. Twenty-nine percent are in...
  • What's Actually in the Trans Pacific Partnership?

    11/20/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2015 | By Howard Richman, Raymond Richman and Jesse Richman
    On November 5, the White House released the text of the 5,544 page Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) that President Obama had just finished negotiating under the FastTrack authority that Congress gave him. That trade pact can no longer be amended. The up-or-down votes in the House and Senate will take place as early as January 2016. So what’s in the TPP? Here’s a quick summary: A legislative body superior to CongressA vehicle to pass Obama’s climate change treatyIncreased legal immigrationReduced patent protection for U.S. pharmaceuticalsQuotas on U.S. agricultural exportsIncreased currency manipulationReduced U.S. power That’s the summary. Here are the details....
  • The global taxers are after you

    11/10/2015 5:24:26 AM PST · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    ...look at the consequences of the war on drugsÂť and the war on money laundering and tax evasion.Âť The global war on money laundering and tax evasion has failed in the three decades since it began in earnest, and it is now on its way to undermining the rule of law around the world, the legitimate role of financial institutions, and the right of sovereign governments to determine their own tax policies. The new anti-money-laundering laws and regulations have resulted in millions of Americans who live abroad and others living outside their home countries being unable to get bank accounts...
  • The Middle-Class Squeeze

    09/26/2015 7:14:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 26 Sept 2015 | Charles Moore
    If Western countries want to disprove the dire forecasts of Karl Marx, we must think creatively about how to make the middle class more prosperous and secure Go back, for a moment, nearly 30 years. In March 1987, Margaret Thatcher visited Mikhail Gorbachev, the reforming leader of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in Moscow. Sitting in the Kremlin, the two argued for hours. At one point, Mr. Gorbachev accused Mrs. Thatcher of leading the party of the “haves” and of fooling the people about who really controlled the levers of power. The Iron Lady had an answer: “I...
  • Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up

    01/26/2015 5:24:39 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Jan 2015 | DIONNE SEARCEY and ROBERT GEBELOFF
    The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century.In the late 1960s, more than half of the households in the United States were squarely in the middle, earning, in today’s dollars, $35,000 to $100,000 a year. Few people noticed or cared as the size of that group began to fall, because the shift was primarily caused by more Americans climbing the economic ladder into upper-income brackets.But since 2000, the middle-class share of households has continued to narrow, the...
  • A Strategy for Rich Countries: Absorb More Immigrants

    11/10/2014 3:20:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 8, 2014 | By TYLER COWEN
    Economic debate since the financial crisis and Great Recession has often focused on issues like monetary policy, fiscal stimulus, unemployment and financial regulation. Yes, these are all important, but in the future we will need to pay much more attention to a relatively neglected field: population economics. Developed countries that can absorb new immigrants at a modest cost should have relatively bright futures. They will help enable a rebalancing of population that will help the entire planet. In contrast, developed countries with relatively inflexible notions of national identity, and thus with strict immigration policies, may shrink in population and lose...
  • Income gap widens as American factories shut down

    06/16/2014 1:38:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2014 10:14 PM EDT | Michael Rubinkam
    … The downfall of manufacturing in the U.S. has done more than displace workers and leave communities searching for ways to rebuild devastated economies. In Reading and other American factory towns, manufacturing’s decline is a key factor in the widening income gap between the rich and everyone else […] “A loss of manufacturing has contributed to the decline of the middle class,” said Howard Wial, an economist with the Brookings Institution and the University of Illinois at Chicago. “People who are displaced from high-paying manufacturing jobs spend a long time unemployed, and when they take other jobs, those jobs generally...
  • EU bids to end US dominance in internet control

    02/14/2014 1:33:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 14.02.14 @ 09:29 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Commission wants to end US control over the governance of the internet, according to a report published Wednesday (12 February). The EU paper on “Europe’s role in shaping the future of Internet governance” calls for an international group to replace the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages the assignation of domains such as .com, .co.uk and .org to new websites. At present, the United States is the center of power behind the structure of the internet. ICANN currently has an exclusive contract with the US government, with whom a number of jurisdictions complain...
  • Lawsuit: Oracle called $50K 'good money for an Indian'

    01/14/2014 8:21:14 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 60 replies
    IT World ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | Chris Kanaracus
    A former Oracle sales manager is suing the vendor, alleging he was fired shortly after complaining of discriminatory actions by his superior and other company officials. Ian Spandow was a high-performing sales manager at Oracle in Europe and later California, according to his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. After coming aboard in 2005, he trained more than 1,000 new hires and gave skills coaching to hundreds of others, the suit states. Spandow was subsequently promoted in January 2008 to the position of coaching manager, and after continued success was promoted to...
  • UN Demands Obama Nullify State Laws

    09/09/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    Verene Shepherd, chief of the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent, expressed alarm at “the irresponsible proliferation of weapons fostered by misguided, so-called state governments” and demanded that “President Obama use his powers as Commander-in-Chief to nullify these affronts to civilized rule.” “It is unconscionable that the US President should sit idle while these subordinate governmental units commit such atrocities,” Shepherd complained. “In some states, any adult can qualify to carry a weapon. In others, people are allowed to ‘stand their ground’ and provoke a confrontation rather than comply with a simple request to hand over...
  • Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

    07/02/2013 4:02:21 AM PDT · by Bratch · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on "the great silent majority" to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixon's approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won over millions of Democrats. Why? Because sons and brothers of those Democrats were doing much of the fighting in Vietnam. If Nixon was standing by them, they would stand by him. In 1972 Nixon would win 49 states. Ronald Reagan, backed by his "Reagan Democrats," would win 44- and...
  • Who Would Follow Our Example on Keystone?

    03/15/2013 5:07:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    While many have long seen America as the global bad boy, everybody likes Canada. If Uncle Sam tucks his pack of Marlboros under his T-shirt sleeve and plays by his own rules, the Canadian moose -- or whatever their Uncle Sam equivalent is -- always wears his blue blazer and school tie and does his chores without being asked. Canada is a global citizen, a good neighbor, a northern Puerto Rico with an EU sensibility that earns its gold stars from the United Nations every day. This fact should have relevance below the 49th parallel. Right now, we're all...
  • Of all the bad arguments for being in the EU, the worst is to humour Barack Obama

    01/10/2013 4:23:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | January 10, 2013 | Daniel Hannan
    ....................After the end of the Cold War, the Brussels élites started picking fights with what they called the world's hyperpuissance. They channelled funds to Hamas, declined to get tough with the ayatollahs in Teheran, declared their willingness in principle to sell weapons to China, refused to deal with the anti-Castro dissidents in Cuba, started building a satellite system with the Chinese to challenge American 'technological imperialism' (J Chirac), hectored the US about its failure to join various global technocracies and complained about domestic American policies, from cheap energy to the use of the death penalty. Most Americans, even some in...
  • Eve of Disaster - Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War.

    01/06/2013 8:44:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy via Indian Strategic Studies ^ | January 4, 2013 | CHARLES EMMERSON
    <p>The leading power of the age is in relative decline, beset by political crisis at home and by steadily eroding economic prowess. Rising powers are jostling for position in the four corners of the world, some seeking a new place for themselves within the current global order, others questioning its very legitimacy. Democracy and despotism are locked in uneasy competition. A world economy is interconnected as never before by flows of money, trade, and people, and by the unprecedented spread of new, distance-destroying technologies. A global society, perhaps even a global moral consciousness, is emerging as a result. Small-town America rails at the excessive power of Wall Street. Asia is rising once again. And, yes, there's trouble in the Middle East.</p>
  • The Fall of the House of Labor

    12/14/2012 5:42:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    In 1958, Senate Minority Leader William Knowland, his eye on the 1960 GOP nomination coveted by fellow Californian Richard Nixon, went home and declared for governor. Knowland's plan: Ride to victory on the back of Proposition 18, the initiative to make right-to-work the law in the Golden Land. Prop. 18 was rejected 2 to 1. Knowland's career was over, and the Republicans were decimated nationally for backing right-to-work. Badly burned, the party for years ran away from the issue. This history makes what happened in Michigan, cradle of the United Auto Workers, astonishing. A GOP legislature passed and Gov....
  • Ford takes the road from Flanders to Valencia

    10/26/2012 12:39:51 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    The shutdown of the Genk plant announced by the American manufacturer has sent shock waves through Belgium. But in Valencia, Spain, where the production is moving to, Ford is looking forward to the competitive advantage the region offers. Ford employees blocking the entrance to the US car manufacturer’s Genk plant, October 24, 2012 The October 24 announcement that Ford’s plant in Genk will down tools in 2014 has provoked a wave of anger in the Flemish press. More than 10,000 jobs in the plant itself and in its sub-contractors will disappear. In Gazet van Antwerpen, columnist Paul Geudens rails against...
  • Hillary At Social Media Summit: "Anyone can be a Diplomat -- Just Hit Send!"

    10/22/2012 10:36:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-22-12 | Penny Starr
    In a video address to the Social Good Summit in New York City on Sept. 22, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said technology makes it possible for “anyone” to be a diplomat. “We are living in a moment when anyone can be a diplomat,” Clinton said. “All you have to do is hit send.” The three-day summit was held during U.N. Week and was sponsored in part by the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking...
  • With Obama It's Top and Bottom Against the Middle ["environmentalists" de-develop America]

    10/11/2012 4:40:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 11, 2012 | William Tucker
    ....Perhaps the signature accomplishment of the Obama Administration has been its opposition to large energy and industrial projects. The President has blocked the Keystone Pipeline,which would have brought a million barrels of oil to Texas refineries. His administration has shrunk the leasing of federal oil lands and slowed offshore drilling to a crawl. Its Environmental Protection Agency has closed down coal plants and constantly making noise about cracking down on fracking for natural gas.....even as President Obama has pursued the most aggressive environmental agenda in history,attempting to regulate carbon emissions and cracking down on fossil fuels,the nation's environmental enthusiasts have...
  • What is globalization? (must read)

    06/19/2012 6:51:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    China Financial Markets ^ | 06/11/12 | Michael Pettis
    What is globalization? /snip In the article I extended one of the arguments I made in my book, The Volatility Machine, that the globalization process is driven primarily by monetary expansion and the consequent increase in risk appetite. What was new in this piece, because I hadn’t realized it when I wrote my book, is that every period of globalization coincided with a stage of the industrial revolution in which accompanying the expansion in international trade and capital flows is a major technological boom, driven also by monetary expansion. After re-reading the article I thought it might be useful to...