(weaselzippers.us) Occupy Wall Street hardest hit. Gallup: Americans’ concerns about the threat of big government continue to dwarf those about big business and big labor, and by an even larger margin now than in March 2009. The 64% of Americans who say big government will be the biggest threat to the country is just one percentage point shy of the record high, while the 26% who say big business is down from the 32% recorded during the recession. Relatively few name big labor as the greatest threat
Economic isolationism is the only answer. America can not compete with slave labor. While it is true this methodology failed in the past (example: Hawley-Smoot tariff), this was before the United States became the huge Consumer market that it is. I disagree that subsidizing alternative energy is a bad idea because there is a history of abuse from fossil fuel industries and their previous relationship to government that must be undone. However if the price of fuel keeps on rising as it does, I see little reason for that argument. If it were 1992 I could see the benefit of subsidizing new kinds of energy. I see no reason to do that now. What I do see is a reason to protect our innovations from being taken by countries that abuse their labor.