I posted a thread complaining about how we are ignoring our loss of manufacturing to China when everyone wants to know why America's economy is in such a mess. Here is an post that details what I was talking about... and geesus I had no idea it had gone that far... 19-surprising-facts-about-the-deindustrialization-of-america (I'd post the link but can't due to the number of posts required before placing in a link... but it is an article here on the usmessageboard. ) I for one want to get to the root cause of the problem... and why we continue to ignore it... The scary part is .. It looks like the WTO is running our trade policies. The Chairman is French, The vice-chair is Indian, and the new International Trade Center was just opened in China. Our top Trade representative is advising Obama to follow the dictates of the WTO. How can this be good for America ?