Wall Street http://tspr.org en NAFTA: 20 Years of Broken Promises http://tspr.org/post/nafta-20-years-broken-promises <p>A Wall Street Journal writer, a trade representative and a Congressman walk into a Denver pot store and the clerk says, "What is this, a joke?"</p><p>The writer says, “I know I really shouldn’t, but I just NAFTA!”</p><p>In reality, WSJ writer Mary Anastasia O'Grady wrote about the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “A continental web of supply chains now supports production facilities and serves consumers in three countries with a combined population of 470 million.”</p><p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:18:20 +0000 Bill Knight 47143 at http://tspr.org NAFTA: 20 Years of Broken Promises Real Reform Could Spur Job Growth http://tspr.org/post/real-reform-could-spur-job-growth <p>Superficial reforms are failing, I reckon.</p><p>U.S. employers in March hired at the slowest rate since last June, adding just 88,000 jobs to non-farm payrolls, with steep job cuts in retail and government sectors, including 12,000 at the U.S. Postal Service, according to the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly report released April 5.</p><p>Economists had forecast the month’s gain to be about 190,000.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:08:49 +0000 Bill Knight 32221 at http://tspr.org Real Reform Could Spur Job Growth The Servant Economy http://tspr.org/post/servant-economy <p>When President Obama delivers his 2013 State of the Union address, remember a comment he made at last year’s State of the Union speech: "Our workers are the most productive on Earth, and if the playing field is level, I promise you: America will always win.”</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:50:58 +0000 Bill Knight 27685 at http://tspr.org The Servant Economy Voodoo Economics in the 21st Century http://tspr.org/post/voodoo-economics-21st-century <p>Big banks, corporations and Wall Street are making record profits, but workers, small businesses and Main Street are suffering. Will voters blame President Obama or the real culprits?<br><br>After decades of deregulating and tax-cutting for the wealthiest corporations and the rich (so these ‘job creators” will help the economy, supposedly), results show that the theory of “trickle-down” economics – which claimed that benefits gained by the affluent eventually will drip down to the rest of us – has failed.<br> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:35:31 +0000 Bill Knight 21459 at http://tspr.org Voodoo Economics in the 21st Century