China

Government stifles growth

This country’s greatness was founded on free markets. Mom and pop start-ups, a man in his garage inventing a product ... does Bill Gates or Steve Jobs sound familiar? There are ...

Wal-Mart the No. 1 front man

I have been against a Wal-Mart opening in Auburn since it first came to light. The one thing Wal-Mart has going for it is its marketing campaign. Wal-Mart definitely knows how to s ...

A business lesson in evolve or perish

When did we throw in the towel and seek protection from economic competition? Such seems to be the mindset of folks unhappy with Wal-Mart coming to town. Wal-Mart is a “threat” ...

Nurture seeds of democracy

To his credit, former President George W. Bush had a vision of democracy spreading to the Middle East and the Arab world free of kings and dictators. The problem is that many of t ...

Do your part, buy American

Well, you heard the numbers, folks, unemployment in America is up to 9.8 percent. It was all over the national news tonight. Everyone knows we need more jobs but no one seems to r ...

Manufacture shoes in US

Interesting article about the Graffeeti shoes (Journal, Sept. 5). The new model of American entrepreneurship: an idea in the shower, a prototype in the garage, and then manufactur ...

Energy policy key to future

The cap and trade bill has been abandoned because of partisan political differences. Some will say, “Thank goodness we defeated another Democrat tax increase.” Others will as ...

Careful when you wish for Wal-Mart

In reply to Jason Williams (Reader Input, July 18), it is not stupid to want tax revenues and jobs, but be careful what you wish for. Studies have shown that Wal-Mart reduces the ...

Performing Arts Center unveils China trip fundraiser

Aspiring travelers will have the opportunity to travel to China in September, through a program provided by The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center. The trip serves as an educatio ...

Local cookbook printed in China

While perusing the “Media Life” column in the May 2 Auburn Journal, I read a passage entitled “Real Food is a real success.” The article dealt with Joanne Neft’s new co ...

Energy vital to US security

The cap-and-trade energy bill is the next congressional battleground. I believe it’s being sold in the wrong way, to reduce man-made C02 emissions, in an effort to stall global ...

Golden State losing its luster

This letter is for those who have an “eat the rich” mentality. Resenting those wealthier than you is the hallmark of a true second-rater. Unfortunately, California is full of ...

Ever hear ‘buy American?’

I recently learned that $2 billion in stimulus money was intended to be spent in China, for production of wind turbines. Sen. Charles Schumer was able to turn this around, but why ...

Obama likes China too much

The best revelation of the beliefs of President Obama is his comparison of the United States to China in his State of the Union address. This is not the first time he has said th ...

What happened to ‘Buy American’?

What is the real reason for high unemployment and disappearance of jobs? One has to wonder if the rise in our unemployment rate has more to do with our manufacturing going to othe ...