Category Archives: Trade

Low hanging fruit


Growing up, my family was never big on pies.  My mum was not much of a baker.  But when I got married, I married into a pie family.  The Bernoskis love pies, especially apple pies.  Apples are a big deal … Continue reading

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Shining a light on an interesting subject


Made in America. It is an important value for me. And to a lot of other Americans as well.  And as one might imagine, the issue of what is a Made in America product is not without a little controversy. I … Continue reading

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I think it’s coming in for a landing!


Boeing and Seattle are synonymous. Growing up in Seattle, it seemed like half of my buddies’ fathers worked for Boeing. Lots of Boeing Engineers, some production line guys, one or two test pilots. When Boeing decided to move its headquarters to … Continue reading

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Pitter patter of little feet II


Seattle is the second busiest port on the west coast after Los Angeles.  As you might imagine, lots of Chinese goods enter the U.S. through the Port of Seattle. Recently, one particular shipment of Chinese goods into Seattle was in … Continue reading

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It’s the Chinese this time, not the British


What are American manufacturing jobs worth? What should be done to keep them in this country? What can  we do to keep them in this country? I came across an interesting article in the New York Times about Revere Copper Products the other day.  … Continue reading

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Get in line!


Reshoring. Not the most elegant word, but a word that I love hearing. More and more firms are joining the movement of moving the production of their products back to the U.S. Reshoring is the phenomenon of American firms moving … Continue reading

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Bucking the conventional wisdom


The statistics are fairly brutal.  America has lost over seven and a half million manufacturing jobs since 1979.  We lost two million between 1979 and 1999, almost three and a half million between 1999 and 2007 and an additional two million … Continue reading

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It’s all how you look at it


I came across an interesting graph at the always outstanding Alliance for American Manufacturing blog. Now, if you looked at the right hand side of the graph, you might say, “not bad!”  Last month the U.S. gained 16,000 jobs in manufacturing.  This year, … Continue reading

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An import by any other name?


I came across an interesting article in Businessweek the other day.  The article talked about a new book by Alan Uke called Buying America Back.  In his book Uke urges a revision to the consumer product labeling system run by the Federal … Continue reading

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Let’s do our part!


Less imported consumer goods = more jobs for members of our extended American family.  This message was delivered by renowned economist and author Robert Aliber, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business at a recent economic forum.  Aliber stated … Continue reading

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