Williams reminds us: Manufacturing productivity has doubled in 25 years

… and in 2011 manufacturing increased 11 percent from 2010. But you thought all of the manufacturing was leaving the United States?

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Does our government trade with Japan?

The short and correct answer is no, and our government does not trade with any other country either. Walter Williams offers us a timely lesson today since Congress, talk radio and the nation is discussing the proposed bailout of the nations big three automakers.

I’m not sure if GM, Ford and Chrysler really make up the nations big three anymore, but I do know that when we recently purchased a Toyota, we worked with a dealer – not the United States or Japanese government.

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