Category Archives: Manipulation

Tax Funded Head-Start for Low Cost Country Tool & Die Makers

Joe Brown, in his blog, wrote an excellent, fictionalized (I presume) account of what it’s like to be laid off, followed by an excellent analysis of why we’re losing tooling money offshore and how the car companies are encouraging this. … Continue reading

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Steel firms deny price fixing

The implications of such a suit, if it was to proceed, and especially if it were certified as a class-action law suit (which seems to be what the article is implying) would be vast. journalgazette.net A steel company customer has … Continue reading

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EU threatens to impose tariffs on steel from China

Once again, no one is dealing with the problem that small and medium manufacturers have, that is, if you tarif the raw materials but not the finished goods, they get around the tarifs by supplying the finished product, a flashlight, … Continue reading

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Area lawmakers testify to keep tariffs on Chinese steel; Nucor called a victim

I don’t understand why anyone thinks it makes sense to impose tarifs on the raw materials coming from China and not the finished goods made from the same raw materials coming from China. All this does is cut the entire … Continue reading

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China Currency Coalition

Every once in a while, I like to give a plug to the China Currency Coalition. They sure seem to be fighting an uphill battle (although I’m baffled as to why their point of view isn’t making itself in the … Continue reading

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