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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
fallows. he's one of our most informed and prolific journalists. the title is "china airborne." it's about why more than two-thirds of the new airports under construction today are being built in china -- and what this tells us of the chinese determination to modernize and innovate, and how their ambition is going to impact america's role in the world and our lives. it's a book i hope official washington is reading. for 40 years as a national ry correspondent for "the atlantic" magazine, james fallows was based inliaspo acsulti c -ndret po tics and culture -- while also traveling and living in asia, including several years in japan and china. once the chief speechwriter for president jimmy car atecsndr, editor of "u.s. news and world report," he's received both the national book award. you can read his blog at jim fallows, it's good to see you. >> thank you so much, bill. honor and pleasure to be here. >> what surprised you about this election? >> i guess what surprised me is, as the results sink in in the days after the election, how thorough going was the repudiati
Dec 27, 2014 7:30pm PST
pntr, that's permanent normal trade relations with china, and nafta, the big money wins. and this is what's going to happen again with tpp if people don't stop it before it gets to the fast track stage. and i guarantee you this is a way to send more jobs particularly to vietnam and malaysia. what's happening now is that labor rates are going up slightly in china. this panics the corporations. they want other places to go. vietnam's an even cheaper labor platform than china and so it's cheap labor coupled with really minimal environmental protection. you can do just about anything you want to. > brout o helis fm meay's edition of the "washingtpost." one says "obama looking to mend fences with congress is reaching out to democrats." the other on in the same edition of the "washington post," says "obama says he willing to defy democrats on his support of trans-pacific partnership." what do you make of that? >> well, it's the typical obama. >> well, it's the typical obama. you know during the big -- it goes back. early in his political career, there was a big fight in chicago in 2006.
Jun 22, 2014 4:30pm PDT
and stability can produce some sort of an agreement comparable to nixon's opening to china. that didn't make china our ally. it didn't have the immediate effect of bringing about political change in china. but it did change the strategic balance in ways that were favorable to us and favorable to the rest of the world. >> what is it about how we go to war? we poured blood and treasure into vietnam and iraq and wound up with exactly the opposite consequences that we wanted. we keep repeating here in the same arguments and claims that we should do it again. >> war itself is evil. but war is an evil that should command our respect. war is something that we should not take lightly. we should not discuss frivolously. and i think that that's one of the great failings of our foreign policy establishment. that our foreign policy establishment does not take war seriously. it assumes that the creation of precision guided weapons makes war manageable, removes from war the element of risk and chance that are always inherent in warfare. so these are people who quite frankly most of them don't
Nov 2, 2013 4:00pm PDT
partnership is it's an everyone-but-china deal. one of the intentions of the deal is to isolate china. so if you think isolating china is a good thing, then that would be a reason to support the deal. now, in fact, ironically, a lot of the companies that are supporting this deal may not have thought through all of the implications because a lot of them have extended supply chains that go through china. if this disrupts their current supply chains, they might actually have to reorganize their lives a bit more than they had thought. >> our economies are very integrated. one would expect that they'll continue to be integrated. you know, so the idea that we're going to isolate them, i don't really see how that would work in any case. but if that were a goal of policy, if we actually could get to a situation where we did sort of separate the countries, that would not be a pretty picture. so i think we have to look to integrate with them and ideally on better terms than we currently have. >> some people refer to this pacific deal as the "north american free trade agreement on steroids." does th
Jul 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
ships from china for cheap consumer products in walmart here. that is not a world of interconnectedness. the world of interconnectedness would recognize that the rivers of china need to flow, clean and free. it would recognize that the people of china need to exercise in work, in freedom, not as slave labor in factories to produce cheap goods. this corporate globalization, based on more, higher, a deeper reach of corporations in fields where they had no role, food, water, the air, all into commodities, you know. transforming the earth into commodities. that flow is not a flow of interconnectedness. and in fact, it is leading to a disconnection. if you look at the violence being perpetuated. the reason i've written my new book, "making peace with the earth," is because i'm watching every day. i get calls every day from remote areas. "please come down. they're shooting us. they're trying to tear down our sacred mountain of niamgri, which has -- for aluminum. we have an iron ore in our mountains. they're displacing us." every day there's a land war. every day there's a w
Aug 5, 2013 12:00am PDT
with is a delightful little carving of a pine tree. do you know where it's from? >> woman: um, china? >> appraiser: it's from china. pine trees are very important in china. they are a symbol of longevity and permanence. >> woman: mm hmm. >> appraiser: and if you go into a scholar's studio and you look at the table and you look at the things that he's laid out, his writing equipment, you'll find an ink spoon and you'll find a little pot of water into which he will dip his brush to get the ink and then write on the paper. and i believe that this is likely to be a brush washer. so you put water in it. but although it's actually of a pine tree, it's not carved in pine. this is actually carved in bamboo. >> woman: okay. >> appraiser: so let's have a look. how do we know this? well, if you look at the bottom you can see the little speckles, the fibers that make up bamboo. they actually appear through here. >> woman: mm hmm. >> appraiser: bamboo's very, very difficult material to carve and the chinese would have taken great delight in the contrast between pine and bamboo. they're two quite
Oct 20, 2013 6:00pm EDT
interest to china and all the other creditors and is not paying its own veterans, and its own pensioners, and its own elderly beneficiaries of medicare. this would seem to me to be politically virtually impossible situation. and yet they're recommending it. they are recommending that the united states pay its creditors and default on these legally binding obligations. and so, in this situation yes, it might be possible to continue to serve this debt, but it would still be a default. and the default would have moral implications for domestic american politics, which is very clear. you will be defaulting to domestic citizens. but also it would create an enormous recession because instantaneously, even if they cover their interest obligations, the budget deficit will be closed. it's about a little over four percent of gdp, which is a very big sum, instantaneously that will be taken out of the economy and the economy would just as its beginning to recover reasonably well, collapse again. so, in many different levels it seems to me what they're saying is extraordinarily irresponsib
Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
? >> the most part is the european union, about 83%. about 15% for china, some small amount goes to russia. since russia is rich itself in oil and gas. >> what do you see happening in the area of energy in the next five or 10 years? >> after 2013, we think that the conception of energy from nuclear technology will increase. but before, we do not expect many changes. >> if the status quo will maines, kazakhstan will play a big role? -- if the status quo remains, kazakhstan will play the role? >> i think so. reserves are bigger than our current production. in a resource, for example, we are -- we are a producer of oil , we own a. 15/16.own >> agriculture is very important? >> yes, agriculture is very important to kazakhstan. a lot of people have employment in this sector. this means it is important not only from an economic standpoint, but also from the social standpoint, and the government has put a lot of effort to develop agriculture, paying attention to social and economic issues. an economic component is also very important. this involves the development of new technologies, and this al
Aug 24, 2014 4:00pm EDT
woman's campaign to bring love into the lives of some of china's millions of neglected orphans.
Mar 24, 2013 6:30pm PDT
move it to china, i don't think so. i think that the whole running away of enterprises out of the united states was made possible because the decisions to close enterprises here and to open them in another part of the world where you could get away with paying workers much less was a decision that was very good for the folks who make the decisions, but not for the average workers there. so if we had decision making made by the workers in place they wouldn't undo their own jobs and they wouldn't move. and that would make a very different economic system from the one we have today. second example, suppose a technology was being considered by the corporate heads who make the decision, the board of directors, and it was one that wasn't safe, it created too much noise, too much air pollution, despoiled the water, hatever. if it's a bottom line decision of the typical sort the board of directors and the shareholders seeing profit using that technology might go ahead and use it because it's profitable and that's what they're called upon to do, make profits. if the workers collectively ma
May 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of dollars to build traffic lights in china. president obama wasted $34 billion on risky investments. the result -- failure. american taxpayers are paying to send their own jobs to foreign countries. tell president obama american tax dollars should help american taxpayers. >> and now here is the almost the almost instant rebuttal. >> hi, i'm stephanie cutter. i'm the deputy campaign manager here at obama for america, and i wanted to arm you with the facts about the latest attack from big oil. you may have heard of the koch brothers. they're secretive oil billionaires bankrolling republican campaigns, and now they're backing mitt romney. pretty simple reason for this. president obama would take away billions of dollars in unnecessary oil tax breaks. mitt romney would protect them. so now they're spending $6 million on an ad that is so blatantly false "the washington post" said they have no shame. let's get the facts out because it's important that you guys know the truth. president obama has helped create hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs, projects in all 50 states. and the w
Sep 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
, nafta, cafta, permanent normal trade relations with china, will be the greatest thing since sliced bread." all right? the end result is that in the last ten years, we have seen 55,000 factories in america shut down, millions of decent-paying jobs lost. you go out to elderly people and they say, "i can't buy a product made in america anymore. where are the factories? where are the decent-paying jobs?" so i would like to see the president get up there and say, "you know what? we're going to rethink our trade policies. i want corporate america to start investing in america, not in china." other things that he could be doing, certainly, i think the much maligned stimulus bill, to my mind, was one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in my lifetime, in my state, money into bridges, into roads, into head start, into sustainable energy, created 6,000, 7,000 jobs when we needed it a whole lot. you need more of that. i just got off a plane a little while ago. believe me, our airports are in trouble. roads, bridges, schools, water systems, waste water plants. let's put people b
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
debate. >> china and cuba. we have this very special trade relationship with china. why don't we have the same one with cuba? there are so many different questions. and obviously a little more personals on taxes and promise the. >> yeah. you have been a team now for 25 years. >> right. >> the most successful team, i would say, since huntly brinkley whom you don't remember. i do. long-running team. very successful. what's next for you as journalists? >> i think that making that transition into english language and being able to reach all audiences and what i mean is not only hispanics that speak english but all audiences, to understand who we are. i think to elevate the position of latinos in this country and the role of latinos in this society is something that we sort of take on as a mission. >> to stay relevant it's very challenging right now to stay relevant when you have the internet, when you have social media. it's very difficult that your voice stays relevant and nothing gets lost among the noise. i think that's one of the most important things. and finally it has to do with trust.
Apr 6, 2014 4:30pm PDT
introduction that this is essential work, and it is. it's not going to be outsourced to china -- >> that's right. >> or to mexico or to india. right? >> that's right. these are jobs that are growing. these are the jobs that are available now. these are the jobs that people being laid off from any other sector or anybody entering the workforce, a young person, an immigrant, people coming out of prison, these are the jobs that are available. they could be great jobs, they should be, these are professions. many of the people we're talking about want to be treated as professionals, want to move up, want to learn, want to move up in the industry to livable-wage jobs. and these are mostly adults. many with college educations. >> so how are you recommending we change it? i hear that you're adopting a new strategy. >> absolutely. we need to eliminate the system of a lower wage for tipped workers all together. so there is a bill moving through congress that would raise the overall minimum wage to $10.10 and get tipped workers to 70% of that, or $7. that's a good start, because it allow
Dec 5, 2014 6:30pm PST
exerted influence over the oil industry. he headed china's internal security apparatus. the first decision maker to face arrest. the state run news agency of
Nov 21, 2014 7:30pm PST
for their kids, who want to send their jobs to china, who want to give tax breaks to corporations, it blows my mind. and that is the issue that we have to figure out. >> but is there no way to make a concerted effort to reach out to conservative working people, people who share, i think, a populous bias in behalf of government by, and for the people. wouldn't you bolster your credentials as someone willing to really shake things up, get beyond this distracting tedium of left and right and horse race mentalities that you're asked about all the time on the radio. is there a way to make a campaign out of that? >> this is something that i'm thinking about hard. when they ask tea party people, and i've seen some of the polls, do you think we should cut social security? you know what they say overwhelmingly? no. should you cut medicare? no. tea party working-class people will be shocked to know that the people who founded the tea party, the koch brothers, want to eliminate social security, medicare, the concept of minimum wage. in other words, the ideology of the koch brothers, who put the
Oct 21, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. and i think it's great people are being raised up in india and china and now africa. but let's think about how our society and our politics need to change to accommodate this. and no one is doing that. meanwhile the guys at the top who are making -- who are doing so, so well, actually are saying, we need to slant the political system even more in our own favor. >> why are we so passive about this? >> well, i think first of all, the poor in this country have been incredibly demoralized. whether it's the relentless attention of, you know, bill collectors, or if you go to poor neighborhoods. i was out in queens last night interviewing a kid who's been stopped and frisked 70 times already. he's 22 years old. you have this constant interference by the police, if you live in a bad neighborhood. there are all these obstacles to getting up, and rising up, and having your own voice. and also, i think, in the media we get these res all rightless messages that being poor is your own fault and people who are rich deserve to be rich. a lot of americans are disillusioned about their situation. the
Mar 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
multipolar order collapsed. china's going to be one of those powers. probably india is going be one. in its way, in its peculiar way, europe is going to be one of those powers that we have to reckon with. to some degree russia, maybe brazil. and emphatically, the united states of america. but we are not going to call the shots. >> you have written that all this debate about american exceptionalism conceals a flight from reality. >> well, i think it does. we began the 21st century with a balanced budget. for the past few years now, we've had a trillion dollar deficit. we began the 21st century with a military that we were not only persuaded was the best in the world, but with a military that we were certain could win any fight quickly, achieve victory. we've been engaged in war for more than a decade now and we have no victories that we can claim. we began the decade with an economy that seemed to be cooking on all cylinders. and that for the past several years now has been in deep recession with large numbers of americans, we're still what, over 8% unemployment without work, millions losing
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
created. >> but as a corporate raider, he shipped jobs to china and mexico. >>> the fact checkers pushed back on that claim and the obama campaign changed the ad to the next version saying, "his firm had outsourced." >> so fact checking is a protection against this deception? >> fact checking is a way of not eliminating the deceptive inferences, but increasing the likelihood that you have more of these statements accurate. >> you know, there are some journalists who disagree with you. the media critic jack shafer said in a column that quote, "of course politicians and their campaigns lie. of course they continue to lie even when called out. if you think otherwise, then they might have been speaking to you. you're looking for truth in all the wrong places." is that realistic or cynical or both? >> if you say that candidates are willing to lie in order to be elected, are you saying that when they govern as president, we have just licensed them to lie to us? because we have said as a public that we think that lying is acceptable and we're willing to be duped. i worry when campaigns a
May 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, they were all fired, the factory was shut down, and was moved to china. those korean guitar workers came to the united states looking for financial help. i offered to play a benefit show on their behalf. but the day before the benefit show, the earthquake in haiti happened. so these korean guitar workers, who had traveled 6,000 miles and were in desperate need for money for themselves, their families, and their strike fund, voted to donate 100% of the proceeds from their benefit show to the haiti relief effort. and i was very moved by that selfless act of international solidarity. that day, i wrote the song "world wide rebel songs," performed it that night, and became the staple, the cornerstone, of my most recent record of the same name. because their selfless act provides a window into the kind of world that i'd like to live in, the kind of world i'd like my children to inherit, the kind of world that i fight for in my music. >> here's the paradox you take me to, though. you sing, "hang on, man. it won't be long." there's something wonderfully promising about that, but als
Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
all that discourse about asia, about china. asian americans are sitting there listening to this. and they're like, "that's kind of crazy." you know? they couldn't stop with all that homophobia. gay americans are sitting there thinking, "you know, these people are nuts, man. do i want them four years in office?" and the latino community spent the last four years being a punching bag for this country's economic decline and being sort of connected one to one with this idea that latinos are all criminal -- illegal immigrants -- you know, undocumented. and so i think lots of folks were thinking, you know, "this guy is no good." now will it ever be this clear again? will folks feel that this one candidate is against all of them? i'm not sure. but it's a lot of power for the first time. >> but part of the republicans got it. there are some people in washington, on capitol hill, who say, "we got the message. and we're going to change." what if they pivot? >> well, but wouldn't it be nice to have a real conservative party in this country for once? i mean, i'm not against having a conservative
Sep 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
to china, young people get it, they're concerned. they understand that we are running out of time, and they believe more and more that the current adult leadership of the world is betraying their future. but i want to believe that there is enough humanity in all of us, that even the ceo of a coal company, an oil company or a gas company can actually -- fossil fuel companies, have children and grandchildren. and i'm constantly in my conversations with the leaders of the fossil fuel companies, as well as other polluting companies, saying to them, listen, put your children and your grandchildren's future in the middle of this conversation. and i think history is going to judge this generation of adult leaders extremely harshly because, you know, maybe 30 years ago you could say we didn't know, the climate science was not so clear and so on. today there is no excuse for not taking bold, urgent action and to do it in a creative way that gives us a win for the climate but also gives us a win, for example, on jobs and on addressing things like economic development. >> in that context, ta
Mar 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
the world, to china, to britain, to france. and we're not going to do what we need to really make the advances to keep our way of life and ensure the survival of the human race if we don't teach our students science. he has the freedom to be educated and educate his children the way he sees it. but we have to make a specific distinction. not in the public schools, not schools, like voucher schools. and definitely not educating other people's children. >> you've taken this fight beyond the louisiana law into the fight against school vouchers. why? >> i didn't initially really care about school vouchers because i was fundamentally a science advocate. and i was worried about evolution. and then last summer i got, a friend sent me an article by alternet that had exposed a school in louisiana in this voucher program that was apparently using curriculum that taught the loch ness monster disproved evolution and the loch ness monster was real. and so it caught my attention. and i said, "well, let me look into this more." and so i pulled a list of the voucher schools off our department of educ
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