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Trump firing the Republican Party

It should come as no surprise that President Donald Trump is in outright warfare with the leaders of the Republican Party. He never was a real Republican. Way back in 2016 when he was running in the primaries, I wrote as reason to not vote for him in the GOP primary: “He has an identity problem: He ...

How about Green Tier II for Foxconn?

The Wisconsin win of the gigantic Foxconn manufacturing plant for Southeastern Wisconsin creates as opportunity to apply some new thinking about how to regulate the environmental side of its operations. Instead of the adversarial model that most environmentalists and regulators love so well, why not a collaborative model that is a win-win for the economy and ...

Final Foxconn contract needs tough approach

Foxconn has a reputation as a hard-nosed negotiator, a requirement in its business of contract manufacturing. It drives hard bargains with its vendors as it relentlessly drives down costs. Contract manufacturing operates on high volumes, but with low margins of 2.5% to 3.5%. Hence, the rigor in its sourcing methods. If fights for every dollar of ...

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