Workshops for Warriors Holds Successful Inaugural Gala

On April 20, 2017, over 300 people attended the Workshops for WarriorsInaugural Gala that was held on the USS Midway Carrier Museum in San Diego, California. Former California Assembly member Nathan Fletcher, now a Professor of Practice in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, was the Master of Ceremonies. [Michele Nash-Hoff] May…

What China Really Wants: ‘Free Market’ Status

Is China a market economy? At first glance, given the pervasive — and, in fact, growing — role of the state in every aspect of Chinese industry and finance, the question seems inane. Of course it isn’t. [Alan Tonelson] May 2nd, 2017 [LifeZette] The Trump administration is expected to make this obvious truth the official policy of…

Jimmy Carter: Trump is right. Canada’s lumber trade practices are unfair.

I agree with the recent decision of the White House and the Commerce Department to impose anti-subsidy duties against Canada’s unfairly traded softwood lumber imports.   [Jimmy Carter] May 9th, 2017 [The Washington Post] This belated enforcement of U.S. trade laws will help millions of private timberland owners, American forestry workers and members of their local communities by leveling the playing…

South Korean crony capitalism under fire

Forget Machiavelli, or “Game of Thrones.” When it comes to staying in power, South Korea’s richest business clans have the game plan down. [Jonathan Soble, Jeyup S. Kwaak & ChoeSang-Hung] May 8th, 2017 [The New York Times] There is the charity maneuver, in which family members park their stakes in their business empires in philanthropic nonprofits,…

Commerce secretary warns Canada against ‘retaliatory action’ on lumber tariff

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Saturday doubled down on the imposition of tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, saying they were not based on “political considerations” and that “threats of retaliatory action” are “inappropriate.” [REBECCA MORIN] May 6th, 2017 [Politico]  “The Department of Commerce’s recent preliminary decision to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber was…