free trade

Cracking down on China’s unfair trade

The argument that “free” trade will create more jobs here in the U.S. stands in stark contrast to the facts.  Since the 2001 trade deal with China we’ve lost 6 million manufacturing jobs here at home. The calls for “fair” trade are growing.  Our manufacturers find it almost impossible to…

Wake up, America, or lose the trade war

Below are some excerpts from an opinion editorial by former South Carolina U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings (1966-2005) that ran in today’s Charleston Post and Courier.  Never one to mince words, Mr. Hollings lays the blame for our economic condition on the “free traders”.  In his opinion, resurrecting our country’s manufacturing is the…