Academics now are saying that, from 1999 to 2010, six-million manufacturing jobs, one-third of all US manufacturing employment, were lost to China and had nothing to do with robots or automation. Blue-collar workers instinctively knew that, and it was one of the reasons they supported Trump who openly said so. According to the academics, the introduction of China into the global trading system is the root cause of the job losses. [True though this may be, we must not forget that none of this could have happened without the eager support of American political, financial, and industrial leaders. In that sense, they are just as much the cause, if not more so, than the Chinese.] -GEG
Millions of Americans who lost manufacturing jobs during the 2000s have long ”known” China was to blame, not robots. And many helped elect Donald Trump as president because of his insistence that China was at fault.
Evidently many academics who’ve studied the issue are finally drawing the same conclusion.
For years economists have viewed the increased role of automation in the computer age as the chief culprit for some 6 million lost jobs from 1999 to 2010 — one-third of all U.S. manufacturing employment. Firms adopted new technologies to boost production, the thinking goes, and put workers out of the job in the process. Plants could make more stuff with fewer people.
Joe Biden and his campaign have spent more than $924,000 on private jets delivering the message that climate is an existential threat and, thereby, spewing one heck of a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere, when he could have made a video and posted it to Facebook.
Officials said 300 other suspects have been arrested in South Korea this week. Five men from the US have been convicted on federal charges related to the child-porn website. One of them, Richard Gratkowski, was a former Homeland Security Investigations agent.
Jim Fetzer was sued by Lenny Pozner, father of six-year old Noah Pozner, who was reportedly shot to death. Lenny Pozner claimed Fetzer’s writing caused him to suffer from PTSD. A jury ordered Fetzer to pay $450,000 in damages to Pozner for defamation, based on accusations that Noah Pozner’s birth certificate was fake.
A secret staircase hidden behind a cupboard in the living room led to an underground living space where the family has lived for the past seven years, expecting a global catastrophe. The family fed themselves with a self-sustaining vegetable farm and needed almost no contact with the outside world.
Communist policies that already are ravaging America include a state-controlled banking monopoly, a progressive income tax, and ‘free’ government schools. Democrats now are reviving other planks of the Communist Manifesto including Bernie Sanders’ proposal for an 77% inheritance tax.
Ramirez Valiente has been charged with reckless driving, as his license was revoked due to a DUI in 2018. He was also arrested for reckless endangerment in 2011 and domestic violence in 2016. A district attorney dismissed both charges.
James Corbett explains that the pro-war media objected to President Trump removing 1,000 US troops from Syria, and has been caught lying again to the American public to keep the wars going. Corbett gives numerous examples of other times that the media has been caught using propaganda and lies to manipulate the public.
In the past week, over 1,300 arrests were made involving members of the Extinction Rebellion, a climate-change-alarmist group that is critical of the West and has blocked roads and shut down a London airport. George Soros is among the high-profile donors to this group.
One of the suspects had been arrested for theft of a motor vehicle, but King County Jail ignored an ICE request for retainer, and he was released. He was arrested and released two more times before the high school boy’s murder.
Only one child has been infected by the polio virus, caused by a polio vaccine, but the government now is preparing to vaccinate more than 9 million children – with the same vaccine that infected the single case of polio that created their concern.
California adopted a controversial ‘red flag’ gun-confiscation law that expands an existing law that allows law-enforcement and family members to initiate a process to temporarily confiscate citizens’ firearms. The new law adds co-workers, employers, and teachers to the list.
The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that there are nearly 5-million illegals who would receive subsidies through the so-called Affordable Care Act.
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It may be true that job displacement is happening faster than a century ago, but it also is true that adaptation also is happening more quickly. Technology is the driving force in this and it works equally on both sides of the equation.
Daryl Morey tweeted: “Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong,” in support of the protesters. Chinese companies began pulling their NBA sponsorships and the NBA quickly issued apologies. It appears that these corporations are more loyal to their income stream than to their professed support for the “fight for freedom”.