CounterPunch: 99% Screwed Front and Back

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40 Years of Economic Policy in One Chart

Once wages detached from productivity, the rich progressively got richer. They used their wealth to reduce taxes on capital, role back critical regulations, break up the unions, install their own lapdog politicians, push through trade agreements that pitted US workers against low-paid labor in the developing world, and induce their shady Central Bank buddies to keep interest rates locked below the rate of inflation so they could cream hefty profits off gigantic asset bubbles.

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Jan 16

Yoda: China CELAC $250 Billion

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China To Invest Billions in Latin America

China has committed to investing US$250 billion over the next decade in Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) member states. Read full article.

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Jan 8

Evan Ellis: China CELAC Americas

Evan Ellis

Evan Ellis

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Mientras que esta semana los líderes de china y CELAC se reúnen en Beijing, para incluir conversaciones de $20MM en ayuda adicional para Venezuela, le escribo para compartir con Ud. mi último artículo sobre el impacto de la RPCh sobre el entorno estratégico de América Latina y el Caribe, publicado en la edición español de la revista del Ejercito de los EUA, “Military Review.”

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Jan 8

Berto Jongman: War on Syria – War on China — What Obama’s Child Diplomats and Child Analysts Don’t Understand…

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

By removing Assad, Obama may be declaring war on China

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President Obama continues to operate with large blind spots when it comes to Chinese interests, risking strategic misjudgment according to Professor Zhen Wang of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Seton Hall University. Wang argues this is not surprising given the Obama administration’s China policy suffers from a rather incompetent China team, “including senior positions in the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, [that] are currently being held by ‘young people’ who don’t have long-term experience in dealing with China policy…many of whom are not even China experts.”

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Nov 16