Leo Gerard: Americans Mourn Loss of Economic Independence

Americans devoted Friday to celebrating independence. Flags and fireworks, picnics and pledges of allegiance abounded. But there’s no liberty and justice for all if Americans aren’t economically independent.  Low wages, debts and dim prospects all subjugate. This is the condition of a shocking number of Americans as income inequality rises. And their economic desperation andContinue Reading

Asian Steel Industry Eats America’s Lunch

In the depth of the recession, some foreign countries made a simple calculation. They’d subsidize their steel industries even though that violates international trade rules. It paid off by keeping their citizens employed, paid and fed. These countries banked on dumping their excess steel in the United States. That has cost good, family-supporting American jobs.Continue Reading