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Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

(09/02/10) Betrayal of American Prosperity cited in Valley Advocate

Imperium Watch: Let's Get Back to Making Things
We let our manufacturing sector dry up at our peril.

Thursday, September 02, 2010
By Stephanie Kraft

Most of what Americans owned used to be made here. From shoes and clothes to cars and washing machines, what we used daily was American-made, and the new hair dryers, bicycles, bedroom sets, televisions or air conditioners families bought not only brought them enjoyment but kept their neighbors at work making the items, warehousing them, transporting them, retailing them, repairing them.

In 1953, manufacturing accounted for 28.3 percent of our gross domestic product. By 1960 the figure had fallen a little, to about 25 percent; manufacturing then provided jobs to 26 percent of the workforce.

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