Dr. Jason Furman, Deputy Director of President Obama's National Economic Council, is the luncheon keynote speaker. He is introduced by Dr. Algernon Austin, Director of the Race, Ethinicity, and the Economy Program at the Economic Policy Institute (www.epi.org) and they discuss what the federal opportunities are for addressing economic inequality.
The profiteers need to stop running the country's trade policies. The balance is around $800 billion, which would afford Americans a lot of homes, health care and eventually money to reduce the federal deficit. Right now, America has nothing to back credit with. America is not doing anything constructive to eliminate this problem. Infact, they're muffling it out. I'm not against free trade, but I'm against trade used to exploit America's welfare. The American people can do little to defend themselves and at this point compete. It's about a zerosum game and we're supposed to play to win. Links: www.telegraph.co.uk www.epi.org www.nytimes.com www.data360.org www.bea.gov www.census.gov www.america.gov audio from the NAM response to NAFTA critisms. www.youtube.com