Listened to Talk of the Nation 2006-02-14

They were singing my song in this discussion about free trade, U.S. trade deficits, China's hold on the U.S. money supply (China number one owner of U.S. treasuries), and our debt payment for their investments in our bonds/debt.

It's so complex, and the speakers each had a viewpoint. Neil Connant did a terrific job monitoring the discussion. Each person expressed their point very well. Some views complemented others. Some contradicted.

Avi something was one guest.

Discussion focused on trade deficit, which reported record high recently. What are the impacts on workers, economy, etc.? Superb discussion with the panel--even excellent questions from callers, which is not unusual for NPR, but...