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Roots of the U.S.-China Trade Conflict

David Kotz Democratic Left
Every day, the news brings more stories of U.S.-China tensions. What led to the U.S.-China trade conflict? And what would a U.S. pro-worker policy toward China look like?

Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match in China

Ellen Brown Truthdig
They should let a lot of their companies go bankrupt so that Americans can buy them. They should have the same kind of free market that has wrecked the US economy.

Trump's Trade War With China Is Waged to Make the Rich Richer

Dean Baker Truthout
Donald Trump seems determined to double down and keep pressing forward on his trade war with China. He promises more and higher tariffs, not realizing that U.S. consumers are the ones paying these taxes - not China's government or corporations.

Tidbits - July 19, 2018 - Reader Comments: Democrats Can't Ignore Left; Reader's Debate Mueller Indictment, Putin as Trump Handler; Janus; Teachers; Sexual harassment - Anglo-American University-Prague; Save Univ of Iowa Labor Center; more..

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Reader Comments: Democrats Can't Ignore Left; Trump as Rouge; Reader's Debate Mueller Indictment, Putin as Trump Handler; Trade War; Janus; Teachers; Sexual harassment at Anglo-American University-Prague; Save Univ of Iowa Labor Center; and more....

What’s Behind the Trade War?

David Kotz Jacobin
Trump’s burgeoning trade war is more about asserting US dominance in the world than helping American workers.
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