FDL Book Salon Welcomes Scott Paul, Harold Meyerson, Carl Pope, ReMaking America

By: Sunday October 27, 2013 1:59 pm

A country “makes a living” in the larger world economy by making (or growing) things and selling them to other countries. Other countries see making things to sell in the world to be a national priority and so they set up policies to help their companies and industries be more competitive. We don’t. We used to, but now we just don’t. Instead, our currently-dominant “you are on your own” ideology forces our companies and industries to compete on their own against the resources of entire countries. That is one of the main reasons our economy is having such a hard time. A good measure of just how badly we are losing in this world trade competition is our enormous, humongous trade deficit. Every dollar of that trade deficit is a dollar drained from our economy, and from job-creation and from wages.

Right now it is difficult but not impossible to make things in America.

 

Findlay, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce Kills Parade Because Unions Backed It

By: Thursday July 23, 2009 1:30 pm

The Chamber of Commerce—that’s the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—proved once again how anti-American it is when it comes to supporting U.S. industry.

In Findlay, Ohio, unions had been organizing a parade and all-day event for this Saturday to highlight American-made products and the need for U.S. trade and economic policies that reward job growth in this country.

Tell Bill O’Reilly to Buy USA-Made T-Shirts for His Patriot Store

By: Thursday June 4, 2009 1:30 pm

We heard Bill O’Reilly is having trouble finding American-made T-shirts to sell in his Patriot Store. We know he’s heartbroken because, after all, what good is a Patriot Store if its products are made in El Salvador or Haiti? (Especially if you’re selling red, white and blue “American Patriot” T-shirts, like the one on the left.)

We heard he can’t find made-in-the-USA T-shirts because O’Reilly said so himself (h/t to D-Day).

Take the Pledge: Buy America

By: Thursday May 21, 2009 1:30 pm

So, the world isn’t flat after all. Not that those of us around the Lake ever bought into Thomas Friedman-speak. But many in this country did, especially those running the political show, and now we have a chance to shape a progressive future on the ashes of such failied visions.

And that progressive future needs a widespread recognition of the acceptance of the need to Buy America. A good first step is taking the American Auto Revivial Pledge.

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