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China Detains Three NGO Employees in Labor Crackdown

The Chinese government detained three non-governmental organization (NGO) employees in different cities last week in what appears to be a coordinated police crackdown on groups that provide training and support for migrant workers. Police questioned staffers at each office and seized documents and computers.

Mark Schiefelbein, AP

Populist Revolution: Trump Meets with Union Leaders on Day One

President Donald Trump sent a strong signal that his administration will shake up politics as usual by meeting with top union officials and key members of the Trump administration for over an hour on his first full business day in office, in a positive meeting that garnered praise from attendees.

The Associated Press

CEOs Forecast America #1 in Manufacturing as Carrier Stays in U.S.

Carrier’s announcement that it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs from moving from Indiana to Mexico represents the first recognition by multi-national CEOs that the United States is forecast to be the top manufacturing location on the planet by 2020.

Carrier (Nati Harnik / Associated Press)

TPP Trade Deal Weighs Down Ami Bera’s Re-Election Bid

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact could impact whether Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) wins his re-election bid. Members of his own party are abandoning him over his decision to side with Republicans, over the objections of organized labor, to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the deal.

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

Restaurant CEO Predicts Robots Will Replace Overpriced Labor

The melancholy truth that America’s leftists, and the young people they exploit for political support, stubbornly refuse to learn is that the true minimum wage is zero. When the cost of labor is increased beyond its true value by government fiat, employers learn to make do with fewer workers.

Panera

Jackson Hole: Fed Dithers But Left & Right Agree on Improving Economy

Jackson Hole — This town in Wyoming just hosted three economic events: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Jackson Hole retreat and two others to respond to the Fed’s mismanagement the economy: the Fed Up group, demonstrating against increasing interest rates, and the American Principles Project (APP).

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks during a CNN Debate on the Global Economy in Washington, DC, October 9, 2014, ahead of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank meetings. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read