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U.S. Trade: A Tale of Two Worlds

Divide the world in half by population density and the results couldn’t be more different.  In 2014, it grew worse again.  The half of nations with a population density above the world’s median – 184 people per square mile – left the U.S. 652 more words

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America's Best Trading Partners

A few days ago, we looked at the list of America’s worst trading partners – the countries with whom, on a per capita basis, we rack up the worst trade deficits in manufactured goods – and saw that the list was dominated by nations that are much more densely populated than the U.S.  672 more words

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Mr. President: Who's really peddling fiction?

President Obama repeated a claim last night several times in his State of the Union address about the state of America’s economy:

“… the United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world.”

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The Volkswagen Debacle

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/12/volkswagens-home-city-wolfsburg-enveloped-in-fear-anger-and-disbelief.html

The above-linked article appeared on CNBC a few days ago, and I can’t let it pass without comment.  In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard the news, the U.S. 627 more words

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Obama's Trade Failure Grows Worse

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/tradnewsrelease.htm

A week ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for September – a report that was the worst in four years.  The same thing could be said for the trade report released earlier this week.  307 more words

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Mega Eye Crosser: Trade deficits and a little bit about exchange rates

Try to bear with me on this one all the way to the bottom of the posting. It may or may not become clearer after the first reading. 1,023 more words

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Americans Growing Poorer

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p60-252.pdf

The above-linked report – “Income and Poverty in the United States:  2014” – was published by the Census Bureau a couple of days ago.  The news isn’t good.  518 more words

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