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Alex Newman – Trade Agreements

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On our show today we help you understand what’s happening with trade agreements, China and how to navigate toward right policies for this Country.  You’ll come away with a fresh perspective on freedom versus globalism.

We interview Alex Newman.  Alex is an expert on economics, finance, banking, business, and politics and is a frequent contributor to the New American magazine.  In addition to his own consulting firm, Alex has worked in market research, marketing, strategy, research, information gathering and consulting for international companies, non-profit organizations and various political campaigns. He is also the co-author of a book exposing some of the problems with today’s public education system.

Obama Trade

This is a picture of a barge coming to our shores from China.  Each colorful rectangle is a shipping container filled with merchandise for our citizens to buy.  When I was in California a few months ago, I saw dozens of these off shore waiting to be unloaded.

This is a picture of a barge coming to our shores from China. Each colorful rectangle is a shipping container filled with merchandise for our citizens to buy. When I was in California a few months ago, I saw dozens of these off shore waiting to be unloaded.

We like trade. That’s how we get our houses stuffed with old and new special things. Years ago, more merchandise came from the USA than today. I remember when I was a teenager in the 1970s, if something was made in Japan, that was a sign of low quality. Japan has come up in the world and now being made in Japan is more of a sign of high quality.

In the 1990s, Walmart boasted that its merchandise was “Made in America”. It seemed to lose its commitment to buying products here when it discovered that the consumers care more about low prices than where something was manufactured. Continue reading

Obama Trade and Fast Track – What’s Wrong with Congress?

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Have you ever wondered what these “Obama Trade” and “Fast Track” proposals will do, but you didn’t want to ask? No reason to be concerned. By the time you are done listening to our show, you will feel like an expert and you’ll be able to talk confidently about our trade with foreign countries.

Today you will get to hear from William F. Jasper, Senior Editor, The New American.

William is an expert on the Trans Pacific Partnership and comes to us today to help us unpack all the complexities of this bill. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but William Jasper grew up in the Pacific Northwest and is a graduate of the University of Idaho.