Samstag, 17. November 2012

Death by China - Peter Navarro and Grey Audrey

Der Kampf um die Zukunft

Peter Navarro ist Professor für Makroökonomie an der University of California, Irvine. 1986 promovierte er an der Harvard University in Wirtschaft. Der Ökonom schreibt regelmäßig Artikel zu Wirtschafts-, Energie- und Umweltfragen für den Harvard Business Review", das "Wall Street Journal", die "New York Times" und die "Washington Post". Navarro ist bekannt durch Fernsehauftritte bei CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV und anderen großen Nachrichtensendern.


Casting Blame for Jobs That Vanish

‘Death by China,’ Documentary Directed by Peter Navarro

By the end of the alarming and alarmist “Death by China” you may be asking why candidates for public office in this election year are talking about anything other than how to stop the Chinese from wrecking our economy.
The film, based on a book by Peter Navarro and Greg Autry and directed by Mr. Navarro, is blunt as can be in working the premise that the admission of China to the World Trade Organization in 2001 has been catastrophic for the American economy. The influx of Chinese goods has left American manufacturers unable to compete, the film says, and Chinese leaders have been brashly ignoring rules about things like currency manipulation to make sure that their country’s products remain artificially cheap.
“American companies cannot compete because they’re not competing with Chinese companies, they’re competing with the Chinese government,” Daniel M. Slane of theUnited States-China Economic and Security Review Commission says.
The film undercuts its argument with an abundance of inflammatory language and cheesy graphics — lots of animated planes dropping bombs as a metaphor for the destruction of American jobs and such. It is also unabashedly one-sided and is short on solutions, other than the usual “Call your Congressional representatives.” But its message, despite the hyperbole, certainly warrants examination and discussion.