This Week on ‘America’s Business’

Americas-Business-logo.jpg“America’s Business” this week considers economic crises, past and present, with Newsweek and Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson. Bob has written a new book entitled “The Great Inflation and its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence,” and is on the program this week to share its insights. Contributing to the now-almost forgotten Great Inflation of the 1960s and ‘70s was consistently bad advice from the nation’s economists, Samuelson says, helping to produce bad policies from both parties in the White House.

Europe remains the No.1 trade partner for U.S. manufacturers, and this week we find out how business can receive assistance in exporting to Europe. The program is called Export Europe and is run by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the NAM. Rebecca Balogh, Commercial Attaché, describes the essential steps for forging valuable trade relationships with Europe. Also here to relate first-hand how he achieved success in exporting to Europe is Roy Paulson, President and CEO of Paulson Manufacturing, a protective equipment manufacturer in Temecula, California.

Everyone knows Bayer for its aspirin, but their medicines and products run a broad scale of industrial production. Here to tell us more about the Bayer Corporation is newly appointed CEO for its U.S. operations, Greg Babe. He’ll share with us what Bayer is up to and what the company has planned for the future.

The Erie Canal is nearing 200 years old, and it’s still helping America move its goods, sometimes even faster than highways or rail. We’ll learn about canal history from the NAM’s Hank Cox and his “The Way It Was” and then hear from Rob Goldman of the New York State Marine Highway Transportation Company, which does business on the canal.

And as usual we’ll close the program with “The Last Word” from NAM President John Engler.

For more about “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” and to listen to the program online please visit www.americasbusiness.org

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