Keyword: globalization

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  • 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...
  • Merry Manly Christmas and Hanukkah

    12/23/2011 5:30:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2011
    MONA CHAREN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Merry Manly Christmas and Hanukkah The code of the gentleman is not obsolete. This is the time of year to turn our thoughts to noble sentiments and inspiring stories. William Bennett, who has established something of a cottage industry in uplift, has a new book out that celebrates and explicates all that is bracing, wholesome, affecting, and necessary about men and manliness That such a book is required, it must be acknowledged, is not good news about our cultural health, and Bennett introduces The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood with tidings...
  • United Future World Currency-THE WORLD IN A COIN

    11/17/2011 6:19:13 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies
    futureworldcurrency.com ^ | November 12, 2011 | futureworldcurrency.com
    United Future World Currency Program THE WORLD IN A COIN Our Aim The world in a coin. This is our vision, our hope. It is a necessity and a challenge. What seems an impossible dream becomes an inevitable historic, economic and social process. It is an event which is intertwined with the fate of human evolution. A single currency becomes the premise for an increasingly global planet. A virtual currency capable of speaking a single, comprehensible language to foster humankind's innate desire to go farther, to surpass boundaries, and move towards true principles of peace, freedom, brotherhood and understanding beyond...
  • Are We Now the World's California?

    09/08/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT · by Right-wing Genius · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Right-Wing Genius' Blog | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | Right-wing_Genius
    I'm returning to Waco this week. Next Monday marks the beginning of the fall quarter at Baylor Law School, and needless to say, I won't be blogging nearly as much after then. Right now, I'm visiting my folks in Arlington, and later this week, I'll head back to my apartment. On Sunday, I was watching 60 Minutes with my parents. Leslie Stahl was doing this segment on American corporations moving their headquarters overseas to avoid paying high U.S. taxes. While we were preparing supper, my Mom asked, rather disdainfully, "Why would anybody want to run a business in the United...
  • A Point of View: The revolution of capitalism

    09/04/2011 4:26:04 PM PDT · by chickadee · 31 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 9/3/2011 | John Gray
    In fact, in Britain, the US and many other developed countries over the past 20 or 30 years, the opposite has been happening. Job security doesn't exist, the trades and professions of the past have largely gone and life-long careers are barely memories. If people have any wealth it's in their houses, but house prices don't always increase. When credit is tight as it is now, they can be stagnant for years. A dwindling minority can count on a pension on which they could comfortably live, and not many have significant savings. More and more people live from day to...
  • Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the anti-globalization movement collapse

    06/09/2011 1:13:28 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies
    06/09/2011 | WesternCulture
    In the city of Gothenburg, Sweden (where I happen to live), a combined EU-summit (which proved to be of major importance as it, among other things, resulted in the union expanding eastwards into former Soviet territory) and US presidential visit to Europe back in 2001 lead to street riots and massive vandalism. This outburst of mindless Socialist violence was organized by people claiming to "counteract globalization". Since then, no one has heard much from this silly movement, even though so called resistence to global trade, exchange, development and investments for some reason lives on. However, lately, the pro-Capitalist Swedish think...
  • Friends in High Places: Bilderberg 2011 Kicks Off

    06/09/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:29 AM ET | Peter Guest
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, naturally, isn't attending this year, and his likely successor Christine Lagarde is in China, but the Bilderberg Conference which kicks off in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz on Thursday retains its conspiratorial chic and pulling power. The attendee list of Bilderberg is still pretty much the only thing that is not a closely guarded secret, as 120 of the world's richest and most powerful people meet behind closed doors, this time at the Suvretta House hotel in Switzerland, a venue which not only boasts a "fairytale castle" design, but also its own "Teddy World." U.K. Prime Minister...
  • Obama Administration Moratorium on Oil Drilling Hurts Consumers, Report Says

    04/28/2011 4:43:56 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 29 replies
    .cnsnews.com ^ | April 28, 2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Although the Obama administration officially lifted the six-month ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in October 2010, a new report finds that the “de facto” moratorium still in place is harming American consumers and the budgets of local and state governments. Since October, the Department of the Interior has approved only a handful of deepwater drilling permits in the wake of last year’s BP well explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The report, issued by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), said increasing offshore drilling production could add nearly $5...
  • Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad

    04/22/2011 10:34:53 AM PDT · by Palter · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 April 2011 | DAVID WESSEL
    Work Forces Shrink at Home, Sharpening Debate on Economic Impact of Globalization U.S. multinational corporations, the big brand-name companies that employ a fifth of all American workers, have been hiring abroad while cutting back at home, sharpening the debate over globalization's effect on the U.S. economy. The companies cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show. That's a big switch from the 1990s, when they added jobs everywhere: 4.4 million in the U.S. and 2.7 million abroad. In all, U.S....
  • Getting Off The Globalist Chessboard: An Introduction

    04/21/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 5 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | April 17, 2011 | By Stewart Rhodes and Brandon Smith
    To put it simply, America is nearing a checkmate scenario. Like the final torrid maneuvers of a rigged chess match, we have been pressed, manipulated, and attacked into the last remaining corner of the “grand global chessboard” left to us; centralized control of all social and economic power into the hands of an unworthy elite. If we continue playing the game by their rules, we will lose. There is no doubt. There have been many solutions presented to us in the past to combat this development, but nearly all of them function within the constraints of Federal politics. Working within...
  • NYSE: An American Icon "Sold to A Bunch of Foreigners"

    02/15/2011 2:32:02 PM PST · by GVnana · 52 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 2/15/2011 | Samir Kapadia
    It’s official. The New York Stock Exchange has been sold to, in one CNBC anchor’s words, ‘a bunch of foreigners’. The iconic trading floor of the NYSE was tense this morning as CNBC’s Mark Haines’ grilled CEO Duncan Niederauer on the just announced merger of Deutsche Börse and the NYSE, a deal resulting in the creation of the world’s largest share- and derivatives-trading platform.
  • Guest Post: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jobs (In The U.S.)

    02/09/2011 10:22:59 AM PST · by FromLori · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/9/2011 | Charles Hugh Smith
    We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jobs (In The U.S.) Global Corporate America has decoupled from the American middle class; its interests are now international rather than domestic. Global Corporate America has been decoupling from its country of origin for a long time, and the last weak bonds appear to be snapping. Longtime correspondent Cheryl A. recently submitted this snippet from a recent The Atlantic article The Rise of the New Global Elite and this summary: "This is disturbing on so many levels." The U.S.-based CEO of one of the world’s largest hedge funds told me that his firm’s investment committee...
  • New global reality calls for new shared norms in world

    01/31/2011 6:39:23 PM PST · by FromLori · 36 replies
    xinhua ^ | 1/26/2011 | Xinhua writers Yang Jingzhong, Shang Jun
    The 41st World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting started in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Wednesday with the theme of "Shared Norms for the New Reality." Over 2,500 leaders and elite from more than 100 countries are gathering here, representing business, government, civil society, academia and culture to address new global economic order and economic governance. Four main topics for discussion this year are Responding to the New Reality, The Economic Outlook and Defining Policies for Inclusive Growth, Supporting the G20 Agenda, and Building a Risk Response Network sustainable. Living in a world that is increasingly complex and...
  • What Is Globalization?

    01/31/2011 2:47:13 PM PST · by FromLori · 10 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 1/30/2011 | Michael Snyder
    What is globalization? Well, if you ask 100 different Americans you will probably get 100 different answers. Many people view globalization as harmless or even as a good thing. Other Americans believe that the United States will never be integrated into a global economic and political system. Still others view it as a future threat that has not arrived yet. Those that consider it to be a future threat are concerned that at some point American sovereignty will end and at that point economic and political power will be handed over to a "world government". Well, the truth is that...
  • Innovation and education won't save our economy

    01/27/2011 7:41:33 PM PST · by FromLori · 17 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/25/2011 | MICHAEL LIND
    The truth that China's dictatorship and America's multinational corporations don't want you to know We’ve heard it a thousand times, from American CEOs, pundits and politicians. And we’ll probably hear it again from President Obama, in his State of the Union address. The U.S., we are told, is losing its manufacturing industries to competitors like China because America is falling behind in innovation and education. It’s not true. U.S.-based multinationals are not transferring production to China and other countries because those nations surpass the U.S. in innovation. The U.S. remains the leader in global innovation, with a sophisticated system of...
  • Guest Post: Disinformation Fog Intensifies As Economic Turmoil Develops

    01/18/2011 7:41:21 AM PST · by FromLori · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/18/2011 | Giordano Bruno
    <p>Of course, this disaster is not quite so obvious if you only follow the MSM’s version of events, or the pithy, watered down observations of mainstream economists, central bank officials, and puppet politicians. In fact, it’s difficult for the average person only mildly versed in economics to understand just what is going on! The closer we get to the edge of the ravine, the deeper the deception becomes. Most Americans feel the danger intuitively, and see the warning signs in their local communities, but clear, concise information in the midst of this ‘Gordian Knot’ of lies is difficult to come by.</p>
  • Why French Scholars Love U.S. Colleges

    11/29/2010 11:02:49 AM PST · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 29, 2010
    A recent article in The Times described the fears in France of a brain drain to the United States, as top French scholars move to American universities to teach and do research. A study by the Institut Montaigne found that academics constitute a much larger percentage of French émigrés to the United States today than 30 years ago..Why would France's leading scholars and researchers want to leave a place that reveres intellectuals? More money, more freedom, more competitive energy -- what really drives the global academic marketplace? Brain drains to U.S. universities are nothing new. The globalization of universities means...
  • The Climate Cash Cow

    11/19/2010 5:41:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 19, 2010 | Staff
    Hoaxes: A high-ranking member of the U.N.'s Panel on Climate Change admits the group's primary goal is the redistribution of wealth and not environmental protection or saving the Earth. Money, they say, is the root of all evil. It's also the motivating force behind what is left of the climate change movement after the devastating Climate-gate and IPCC scandals that saw the deliberate manipulation of scientific data to spur the world into taking draconian regulatory action. Left for dead, global warm-mongers are busy planning their next move, which should occur at a climate conference in relatively balmy Cancun at month's...
  • Warning to Glenn Beck: "You're 'Hurting' Mr. Soros and 'His Business'

    11/10/2010 10:07:49 AM PST · by freespirited · 146 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/10/10 | Devonia Smith
        "I don't think you hear me. I don't think you understand. Glenn Beck is hurting Mr. Soros and his business,"  was the message delivered to Beck via a front man for George Soros.Though certainly a silkier  warning compared to crudeness of Mexican drug cartels with their  fondness for  special delivery of a human head delivered in a suitcase, in George Soros' world, the inference is equally chilling.If Glenn Beck was frightened, troubled or disturbed by the ominous message, it didn't show.  Beck used the warning, told as a personal story,as a mere post script to his first segment...
  • Five Years Later... We Are Not 'Blown Away'

    11/08/2010 8:20:44 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/8/2010 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm recently went on National Public Radio to discuss her legacy in a state with high unemployment. Granholm blamed much of the state's woes on corporations who "decided to move to lower-wage countries." "Could the governor of Michigan, no matter who they were, have prevented globalization from shifting manufacturing jobs to low wage countries? No," Granholm said. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy responds to some of Granholm's comments...
  • Globalization Creates Unemployment, American Job Losses Are Permanent

    10/28/2010 6:37:50 PM PDT · by blam · 86 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 10-28-2010 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Globalization Creates Unemployment, American Job Losses Are Permanent Politics / Employment Oct 28, 2010 - 04:59 AM By: Paul Craig Roberts Now that a few Democrats and the remnants of the AFL-CIO are waking up to the destructive impact of jobs offshoring on the US economy and millions of American lives, globalism’s advocates have resurrected Dartmouth economist Matthew Slaughter’s discredited finding of several years ago that jobs offshoring by US corporations increases employment and wages in the US. At the time I exposed Slaughter’s mistakes, but economists dependent on corporate largess understood that it was more profitable to drink Slaughter’s...
  • Eastern Islam and the 'clash of civilizations'

    10/24/2010 9:43:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 24, 2010 | Robert D. Kaplan
    Globalization is giving a harder edge to the softer strain of Islam in East Asia. Meanwhile, China's rising economic activity in the region is importing a glitzy capitalism and fueling consumerism. Islam has been an American obsession for at least a decade. The 9/11 attacks and the intractable violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan — however much we have been the cause of it — have left us bewildered and terrified by this seemingly austere and martial faith. Islam was spread quickly by the sword from Arabia westward across North Africa, the history books tell us, and is supposedly prone...
  • The Three Chinas - ( The growing energy use in the growing Global economy )

    10/20/2010 8:22:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | Posted on October 17, 2010 by thomaswfuller | Guest Post by Thomas Fuller
    The choices we make about energy, the environment and climate will be limited by The Three Chinas.The Real China1. One of the Chinas is very real and familiar. It has a population of 1.4 billion.2. China is developing quickly, trying to do in 50 years what America did in 100. As a result, they have doubled their energy use since 2000, becoming the largest energy user in the world. 3. China’s energy use may well double again by 2020. (The figures in the report did not match reality, but their estimate of 7.5% annual growth looks fairly okay).4. Coal currently...
  • Carly Fiorina: Robber Baron, Traitor — and Outsourcer! (Questioning Barbara Boxer's charge)

    09/29/2010 7:15:05 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    One of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s sharpest charges against challenger Carly Fiorina is that, as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she allowed thousands of jobs to be outsourced overseas — depriving U.S. workers of income while piling up profits for executive grandees like herself. Outsourcing of both manufacturing and service jobs has become a wedge issue. It stings especially when times are tough. By Election Day, outsourcing will be portrayed as equivalent to child-molesting in its depravity. But the charge of greed and lack of economic patriotism is disingenuous for a variety of reasons. Remember that outsourcing can be insidious — it knows...
  • Tax versus Trade -- ( Regarding the Rationale for the Global Warming Hoax and CO2 as cause )

    09/02/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    JoNova ^ | September 3rd, 2010 | Joanne
    I feel like I keep stating the obvious.  A carbon tax is bad because it’s unnecessary and nobody wastes money better than big government, but a carbon trading scheme is worse. The latter is a fake market that feeds corruption and creates it’s own vested industry of financial brokers who profit no matter what the price and no matter who buys or sells (they just need a government mandated scheme that forces businesses to buy and sell), and no matter whether anything useful happens to the environment. Once the financial houses are set (and they are already well advanced) how...
  • Western profits wilt on China's surging wages

    08/18/2010 5:23:56 PM PDT · by Palter · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Aug 2010 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Rising wage and production costs in China are eating into the profits of Western companies and may soonset off an exodus of multinational companies to cheaper locations. A report by Credit Suisse said the vast majority of US and European companies in China are expecting a "margin hit" over the next 12 months and fear they will not be able to pass on the costs to consumers, with the biggest worrries in electronics, clothing, and retail. The bank said Footlocker, Liz Claiborne, and Office Depot would tip into outright loss in a worst-case scenario, defined as a 20pc rise in...
  • UN panel: New taxes needed for a climate fund

    08/05/2010 9:30:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/10 | AP
    BONN, Germany – British economist Nicholas Stern says a U.N. economic panel is discussing carbon taxes, add-ons to international air fares and a levy on cross-border money transfers as ways to raise $100 billion a year to fight climate change. Stern has told international climate negotiators that governments will need to create incentives for private investments in industries emitting few greenhouse gases. The Copenhagen climate summit in December determined that $100 billion is needed every year starting in 2020 to help poor countries adapt to climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Global organized crime becoming new superpower: U.N.

    06/17/2010 2:05:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 268+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/10 | Louis Charbonneau
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Governments must smash markets supplied by the global "superpower" of organized criminals trafficking drugs, people, arms and counterfeit goods, the U.N. crime chief said on Thursday. Criminals are reaping profits in the tens of billions of dollars, Antonio Maria Costa, head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told Reuters about a report released by his agency. But countries are not cooperating enough with each other and the United Nations, and are too focused on traffickers. "We have to start addressing the markets, which are gigantic in size," Costa said, adding that criminals who supply...
  • Bad laws, not bad whores, say sex workers ("whore-phobic" attitudes)

    06/06/2010 3:41:08 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 41 replies · 459+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 6/5-201 | News.com.au
    SEX workers have rallied in Sydney to demand an end to "whore-phobic" attitudes and greater protection under anti-discrimination laws. Chanting "sex worker rights are human rights" and "no bad whores, just bad laws", dozens of protesters marched from the Opera House today in a bid to have their rights recognised. Many carried red umbrellas, a symbol of the global movement, while others made statements with T-shirts reading "whore power" and "sluts unite". "We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job," sex worker Julie Bates said, noting that little had...
  • Harvard Law Dean Kagan Replaced Constitution Studies With International Law

    06/01/2010 2:00:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 631+ views
    The New American ^ | June 1, 2010 | by Joe Wolverton, II
    On May 10, 2010, President Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy from the impending retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens at the end of the Supreme Court's 2009–2010 term. A significant entry in the catalog of Ms. Kagan’s remarkable achievements is her deanship of the über-prestigious Harvard Law School. In 2003, she was named, as the school’s first female dean, to succeed Robert C. Clark, who had held that post for over a decade. While manning the helm at Harvard Law, she attracted attention of alumni and observers for steering the ship away from...
  • U.S. money supply plunges at 1930s pace as Obama eyes fresh stimulus

    05/27/2010 11:21:12 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 53 replies · 1,411+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9:40PM BST 26 May 2010 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The M3 money supply in the United States is contracting at an accelerating rate that now matches the average decline seen from 1929 to 1933, despite near zero interest rates and the biggest fiscal blitz in history. By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Published: 9:40PM BST 26 May 2010 Reverse side of a US twenty dollar bill matched up with the north side of the White House in Washington, DC The stock of money in the US fell from $14.2 trillion to $13.9 trillion in the three months to April, amounting to an annual rate of contraction of 9.6pc Photo: AFP The M3...
  • Haiti’s real crisis is poverty (Ya THINK?)

    01/22/2010 6:25:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies · 772+ views
    The DC ^ | January 21, 2010 | Ian Vasquez
    Haiti’s humanitarian disaster has rightfully elicited an outpouring of support from around the world. But the tragedy should also elicit outrage because the massive destruction, suffering and loss of life were largely avoidable. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods that have regularly afflicted Haiti, have plagued mankind throughout history. As the world has become wealthier, the ability to cope with such calamities has grown; annual deaths due to such disasters have declined by 96 percent since the 1920s. Economic growth has made it possible for countries around the world, increasingly including developing nations, to mitigate damage done by “acts...
  • Don't Panic: because American innovation will save the economy

    01/17/2010 3:17:07 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 894+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2010 | Kyle Smith
    Before you write off the American economy, consider this remark from Nathan Myhrvold, the ex-Microsoft genius who now runs an idea factory called Intellectual Ventures: “For the last few decades I’ve bought Japanese or German cars but no Japanese or German software. Only the United States can handle the thinking speed of the software field.” We live in a country where makers of high-value-added software are hounded as antitrust outlaws, while the smoke-belching industry of making money-losing cars is lavished with government bailouts, but never mind that. US business ingenuity is so robust that not even the government can kill...
  • If 100 million guys can make all, what do other do?

    01/12/2010 5:01:31 AM PST · by QF129 · 41 replies · 1,315+ views
    Decades ago, people had to work hard for making products for living and for fun. Outsourcing and globalization have changed it at all. If 100 million guys in China, India or Vietnam can make goods for the world, what should other guys do? One way is to limit the globolization process so that more guys are in work because the productivity is reduced; otherwise people may accept this and just do exactly nothing. Before we achieve another techonological breakthrough like nuclear power or the Internet, we must find a way to deal with the high productivity that is making troubles....
  • Satan Comes to Church

    01/10/2010 10:04:13 PM PST · by bogusname · 19 replies · 902+ views
    CFP ^ | January 10, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    The holy water fonts at the front of Catholic churches remain empty, standing out like empty tooth sockets. The water from the fonts was removed months ago during the peak of the H1N1 pandemic scare, as hyped and promoted by the World Health Organization, an arm of the United Nations. Now that the UN got its ugly bunioned foot in the door of local churches, it didn’t take long until it giddily paraded up the aisles, bearing out the old adage of the proverbial inch ready to gain its inevitable mile. Up to now it’s been the empty fonts and...
  • Europe's looming demise - Changes on the Continent cloud our future

    01/05/2010 8:42:21 PM PST · by Bob017 · 22 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 December 2009 | Pamela Geller
    "The Europe as you know it from visiting, from your parents or friends is on the verge of collapsing," Geert Wilders said in a speech in the United States last year. The leader of the Netherlands' populist Party for Freedom added: "We are now witnessing profound changes that will forever alter Europe's destiny and might send the Continent in what Ronald Reagan called 'a thousand years of darkness.' " And not just Europe, but America as well. Been to Europe lately? Thought it was bad? You ain't seen nothing yet. The passage of the Lisbon Treaty, hailed by President Obama,...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Chinese car market overtakes that of United States

    12/11/2009 8:59:32 AM PST · by phil_will1 · 23 replies · 637+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 11, 2009 | ELAINE KURTENBACH and DEE-ANN DURBIN
    SHANGHAI — China has overtaken the U.S. as the world's biggest market for automobiles, the first time any other country has bought more vehicles than the nation that produced Henry Ford, the Cadillac and the minivan. Now that the Chinese buy more cars and trucks than Americans, the shift could produce ripples for the environment, gas prices and even the kinds of cars automakers design. More than 12.7 million cars and trucks will be sold in China this year, up 44 percent from the previous year and surpassing the 10.3 million forecast in the U.S., according to J.D. Power and...