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July 1, 2007

Fresh Take On Trade

Ralph Gomory's storied research career has taken a new turn with theories about global commerce that serve as an intellectual underpinning for the “free and fair” commerce arguments.

Ralph E. Gomory is barely known by anyone in the metals industry. But there’s little doubt that this pioneering mathematician, former senior executive of IBM and now president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has […] Read More

July 1, 2007

In Search of a Coalition

Diverse constituencies try to find common ground in the fight to preserve domestic manufacturing.

Peter Navarro, the California professor and China warrior du jour, is blunt when he talks about the state of the political opposition to the most egregious Chinese trade practices.The problem, he says, is that groups trying […] Read More

May 1, 2007

NO MORE UGLY DUCKLING

The metals industry may have returned to prosperity, but its reputation could use a boost, especially among prospective young managers.

When it comes to young people, including engineering and business students at the nation’s top universities, the metals industry has a serious image problem.“Many people still perceive metals as an old, dangerous industry shown in […] Read More

May 1, 2007

TIDAL WAVE OF STEEL

What motivates the continued huge surge in Chinese steel production? Is it market ineptitude, policy paralysis or a determination to swamp the rest of the world with unneeded metal?

It’s difficult for the buttoned-down, market-oriented capitalist mind to comprehend just how illogical and crazy-eyed the Chinese steel behemoth has become in the last year.China, the world’s third-largest exporter and fourth-largest economy, seems unable or […] Read More