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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Carrier Deal
Sanders not impressed by Trump's Carrier Deal

6 Reasons Why Trump Is Too Weak To Save American Jobs

It is frightening to see Trump unleash ICE on powerless immigrants, but bend over backward to placate financial elites. A bully attacks the weak and cowers before the powerful.

March 8, 2017
Trump, Mexico, China

Before Trump Started Making Deals, China and Mexico Were Sending Back U.S. Jobs

More than 6 million Americans are directly employed by majority foreign-owned firms, and over 12 million American jobs are linked to foreign investment. These jobs pay one-third more than the economy wide average, 40 percent are in manufacturing, and there has been significant growth in Rust Belt states.

January 19, 2017
Ross, Trump, Billionaire Cabinet

Billionaire Wilbur Ross, Trump’s Commerce Pick, Has Offshored 2,700 Jobs Since 2004

While supporters say Ross saved thousands of U.S. jobs by rescuing firms from failure, data attained by Reuters shows that rescue effort came at a price: textile, finance and auto-parts companies controlled by the private-equity titan eliminated about 2,700 U.S. positions since 2004 because they shipped production to other countries.

January 17, 2017
Overtime

How Trump Could Kill A Plan To Get You Overtime Pay

One of the first tests of Trump’s pledge to help workers will come in how his administration handles the complicated rules that govern who has the right to time-and-a-half overtime pay. At stake is the possibility of overtime pay for about 4 million workers around the country.

January 15, 2017
Trump, headline, Carrier

Why Trump’s Brand Of Carrier-Style Dealmaking Won’t Work

While it is laudable that several hundred Indianans get to celebrate the holiday season with their jobs secure, evidence from the states raises red flags on the viability of targeted incentives as a national policy for growth. Trump would need to negotiate several packages per week in order to have any noticeable effect on the U.S. economy.

January 11, 2017
Trump, headline, Carrier

It’s Time To Banish ‘Trump Says’ Headlines — They Don’t Work

Lazy, misleading headlines play right into Trump’s strategy of routinely lying while also being historically inaccessible to reporters. Within that sphere, I’d suggest there’s a very specific headline problem — the “Trump says” formula. Solution? Ban uncritical, context-free “Trump says” headlines. It’s a good first step.

January 7, 2017
Trump, Liar, Journalists

What Journalists Can Do When The President Is A Liar

When Donald Trump is inaugurated later this month, the presidency will officially be held by an inveterate liar. And the way the press has covered Trump in the two months since his November election victory suggests that many journalists need to adjust their approach to address that reality before Trump takes office.

January 4, 2017
Protests outside Trump's new Washington DC hotel

6 Reasons Why Resisting Trump Is Not Enough

While resistance is critically important, we will fail unless resistance is contained within a long-term strategy to reverse runaway inequality and upend neoliberalism. If we don’t build an alternative movement, our defensive struggles could enhance Trump’s popularity rather than to diminish it.

January 3, 2017
Trump carrier, Economy

The Economy Is Trump’s Newest Branding Endeavor

Like he did with polls, Trump has cherry-picked economic data. The Consumer Confidence Index did not suddenly rise after Trump’s election; it has trended upward since bottoming out shortly after the 2008 economic collapse. Its first major increase came shortly after the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and also rose similarly after his re-election in 2012

January 1, 2017
Trump, Trade War, Jobs

If Trump Starts A Trade War, The U.S. Could Lose Millions Of Jobs

Under the most dire scenario, a trade war would kill nearly 5 million U.S. jobs, with Washington state hit the hardest of any state, losing 5 percent of its private sector jobs, or a total of 127,685, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a pro-trade group.

December 30, 2016
White Working Class, Manufacturing

The Invention Of The ‘White Working Class’

History warns us to be very, very careful when using the phrase “white working class.” The reason has nothing to do with political correctness. Rather, it concerns the changing historical definitions of who is “white.” When we invent the white working class, we whitewash an increasingly diverse manufacturing workforce.

December 27, 2016
Working class, Trump, Con

The Art Of The Con: Trump Blows Off The Working Class

During the campaign, Trump checked off all boxes in the art of the con. 1) Learn what the target wants. 2) Play on that desire. 3) Create an emotional foundation based on rapport and an illusion of empathy.

December 15, 2016
Trump, Twitter

Trump Drives Misleading News Coverage 140 Characters At A Time

Since his victory, Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to generate positive news about himself across the spectrum of media platforms, implanting misleading narratives about his business and economic acumen into national news.

December 12, 2016
Seth Meyers sifts truth from Trump's lies on Carrier deal

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Sifts Truth From Lies In Trump’s Carrier Rescue

The Late Night host took “a closer look” at the Carrier story — from the first commitment made by Trump on the campaign trail to the deal itself — and found the president-elect “lying his ass off.”

December 9, 2016
Trump carrier, Economy

Trump’s Carrier Deal Is A Complete Scam

By showing himself to be a paper tiger on international job transfers, Trump gave all employers a template for extracting tax benefits by threatening to move across the border. And he offered carte blanche for firms to play states off against one another in a quest for local incentives.

December 9, 2016
Trump Congressional address

5 Idiotic Trump Moments This Week

It’s beginning to look like Donald Trump does not know how this whole president-ing thing works. And since he has the curiosity level of a pet rock, chances don’t seem great that he’ll be learning anytime soon.

December 4, 2016
Trump promised repeatedly never to cut Medicaid

If Trump Imitates GOP Presidents, His Jobs Promise Will Fail

Despite his populist rhetoric, what Trump proposes is scarcely different from what all of his Republican predecessors did. And that doesn’t bode well for jobs.

December 3, 2016
CNN needs to do better

CNN Needs To Do Better Than This Trump Chyron

Someone looking at only the TV screen would not know these potential stumbling blocks with the deal. Instead, they would see only a graphic saying, “Trump Delivers On Vow To Save Carrier Jobs,” essentially giving Trump the talking point he wanted.

December 1, 2016
Obama saved 1.5 million auto jobs

Remember When Obama Saved 1.5 Million Auto Industry Jobs?

In the end, the bailout that Obama championed saved more than one million jobs, and Fox News still hated it. If only Obama had saved 1,000 Carrier jobs instead.

December 1, 2016
Sanders not impressed by Trump's Carrier Deal

Bernie Sanders Is Not Impressed With Trump’s Carrier Deal

“Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States. Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives,” Sanders wrote in the Washington Post.

December 1, 2016