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The Stupid Trump Tariffs

By Tim Grady, Manufacturing Talk Radio Before you read any further, let me define “stupid” as opposed to ‘ignorant’. Ignorant, in my definition, is being unaware of things such as facts or the obvious. Stupid is being well aware of the facts or the obvious and choosing to ignore them. In my view, the Trump Tariffs are stupid for a myriad of reasons: Tariffs have never worked to ...

DOW Chemical: CEO Appointed as Head of American Manufacturing Council

President-elect Donald Trump announced last Friday that one of the country's top executives would soon be the head of a Commerce Department advisory panel. This announcement was made at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr.Trump stated that DOW Chemical CEO, Andrew Liveris will head the American Manufacturing Council in the new administration. This all falls in line with the executive's ...

The Next President of The United States: Addressing Our Nation’s Dwindling Infrastructure

This election year has been a crazy one to say the least. From scandals to unexpected outcomes, no matter which side of the aisle a person happens to be on, it has been a rough road. Let’s speak a minute about the rough road, and not the election, but the unsatisfactory infrastructure our nation is dealing with and what Donald Trump, the President Elect of the United States must do in order to ...

Understanding the Trans-Pacific-Partnership

The Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) is a huge talking point for both candidates of the upcoming presidential election. This trade deal, which once had bipartisan support seems to have become infamous amongst the general public. With the election less than a month away it is important for not only Americans but everyone around the globe to understand what the TPP is and the impact it will have if ...

Ex-Im Bank: Will It Be Brought Up At Tonight’s Presidential Debate?

With the American Presidential Debate only hours away, manufacturers from around the globe are waiting to see if the problems surrounding the US Export-Import Bank are addressed in any way. This hot button issue has the potential to show up during the debate especially considering the first two segments are “America’s Direction” and “Achieving Prosperity.” The Ex-Im Bank has been a ...

Manufacturing Workforce Development Legislation Could Be Sidelined By U.S. Senate

The federal government has consistently called for the need of more apprenticeships and other workforce training programs to bolster the dwindling manufacturing workforce. On Tuesday September 13th, it seemed as though the federal government was ready to put their money where their mouth is as the U.S. house of Representatives passed new legislation which would streamline and add flexibility to ...