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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Friday, January 24, 2014

This "new" industry is gearing up to take advantage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership... how do you figure in their plans?

An entire industry of consultants has sprung up to advise companies considering plant closings. No doubt the Trans-Pacific Partnership will give a big boost to the bottom line of this industry which got off the ground with NAFTA.

Some of the things they advise their clients on are:

Plant closing objectives
Pre-closing considerations
Schedule considerations
Budget considerations
Who knows what and when about the planned plant closure
Staffing considerations
Environmental considerations
Asset disposal considerations (the most detailed section)
Legal issues
Document retention
Raw materials, finished products, work in process
Relocation considerations
Engineering issues
Demolition considerations
Safety and risk management issues
Hidden values
Real estate issues
Bankruptcy: a special kind of plant closure

Do you think your future is part of their consideration?