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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.

(10/16/12) Prestowitz on Jack Welch in the Washington Times

Welch's criticism of jobless-rate drop brings a backlash

By Patrice Hill The Washington Times Monday, October 15, 2012 It may have only been a bit of bad-mouthing typical of fans rooting for their home team, but former General Electric Chairman Jack Welch stirred up a hornet?s nest of criticism from fellow businessmen and professional economists when he accused the White House of engineering a big drop in the nation?s unemployment rate just a month before the presidential election. ?Unbelievable,? Mr. Welch remarked in a now-famous tweet on the drop from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent last month, reported by the Labor Department on Oct. 5. ?These Chicago guys will do anything ? can?t debate, so change the numbers.? Mr. Welch later defended his Twitter remarks in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece as an exercise of his First Amendment right to question governmental authorities. He said he only regrets not putting his remarks in the form of a question rather a flat assertion that, he admitted, he could not prove. Click here to read the entire article at The Washington Times

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