Updates

07/26/11
Daniel Robison, National Public Radio Dozens of tour buses have added the tiny town of Elma, N.Y., as a stop this year. On their way to scenic sites like Niagara Falls, these tourists are squeezing in a visit to the Made in America store.
07/26/11
Irving "Pete" Vigdor, The Desert Sun The 50-year-old Trade and Adjustment Assistance program was one result of free trade agreements the U.S. negotiated. The administrations and Congresses that approved these free trade agreements recognized an affect of opening our markets to these low-labor-cost countries would cost American jobs. Therefore, workers who lost their jobs as a result of the agreements would be compensated and retrained.
07/25/11
Jamie Warrington, The Jackson Sun I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of seeing our manufacturing jobs shipped overseas while politicians in Washington preach the same old game. In the past, they claimed that free trade agreements are beneficial to our country. This is simply not true.
07/25/11
Leo Hindery, Jr., Huffington Post America is facing a catastrophic jobs crisis. Not since the Great Depression has official unemployment hovered above nine percent - where it is today - for more than 20 months. Millions of American have given up looking for a job altogether.
07/25/11
David Sirota, SummitDaily.com According to the U.S. government, the list of known bogeymen working to compromise American national security is long, and getting longer by the day. By my back-of-the-envelope count, we have shoe bombers, underwear bombers, dirty bombers and car bombers. Now, we are being told to fear “implant bombers” who will surgically attach explosives to their innards.
07/25/11
Dan Froomkin, Huffington Post The three major free trade agreements Congress will soon consider are being promoted as a big win for American workers. But take a good look at who's lobbying for them most enthusiastically, and it becomes evident that the biggest winners will be giant multinational corporations -- and the countries on the other end of the deals.
07/25/11
Clyde Prestowitz, Foreign Policy In the wake of my recent blog post on the new Oakland Bay Bridge being made in China, a lively debate has erupted. I found the best comments to be those of Vikram Dalal of Iowa State University. I am passing them along here.
07/25/11
Peter Ritter, Time Magazine Chinese shoppers are used to warnings about tainted food. According to a November report by the Asian Development Bank, food-borne disease affects 300 million Chinese per year, costing up to $14 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses.
07/25/11
David Barboza and Azam Ahmed, The New York Times It was the hot new thing on Wall Street — one of those exotic investments that seem to promise untold riches for the lucky few.
07/22/11
Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post As U.S. lawmakers inch closer to enacting a long-stalled free trade agreement with Colombia, the deal's proponents have cited the safer atmosphere for Colombian union leaders and workers as a primary reason for finally pushing the deal through.

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