Mad Money

The Obama Administration came to DC town promising to spend everything and the kitchen sink. In this regard, they have not been a disappointment. Many Americans mistakenly believe the trillions of dollars to pay for Obama’s unprecedented and historic government intervention, entitlements and social welfare is securely stashed away in a big safe somewhere in Washington. There is no vault and there is no cash; there is only “vapor paper”... Read More

The Crumbling Third Pillar

Democracy, free enterprise and an unfettered media are the foundation of America’s incredible success. We could not have become the most powerful nation in the history of the world with one of these pillars missing or weakened. That is why the tectonic shift in how news is gathered and disseminated is so vitally important to our future. The ownership of our mainstream media has become more and more radicalized and concentrated, with a diminished... Read More

The Obama Shock

Gold has always had a magic allure. So it was a shock when in 1971 U.S. President Richard Nixon suddenly and without warning ended the direct convertibility of the U.S. Dollar into gold. For the first time in the 20th century the United States began piling up budget and trade deficits. It was unimaginable that a country that had enacted the Marshall Plan to help our enemies rebuild their economies by opening wide U.S. markets to imports without demanding... Read More

The Voice of U.S. Exporters Must Be Heard To Prevent

If you think America is going “Back to the Future” with talk about the Great Depression, job losses, and other references to the 1930s, then America’s slide toward Isolationism will put this country in a tragic time machine that will have devastating results. During the 1930s, the combination of the Great Depression and the memory of horrific losses in World War I contributed to pushing American public opinion and policy toward Isolationism.... Read More

New Radio Resource for American Entrepreneurs

live from Coral Gables American entrepreneurs and small businesses have historically taken the leadership position when it comes to innovationand helping the U.S. work its way out of past economic downturns; and they will certainly play a vital role in ending the current recession. Now Atlanta entrepreneurs can get a weekly dose of sound advice and insights into the benefits of free enterprise from The Neal Asbury Show, broadcast each Sunday from... Read More

America Must Win The Free Trade Race

If America was in a foot race against Europe, Asia and even Canada for negotiating the greatest number of free trade agreements, America would barely get out of the starting blocks. Consider that America has free trade agreements with only 14 countries. While according to the Asian Development Bank, 150 bilateral free trade agreements have either been signed or are under negotiation in Asia; and the European Union (EU) is negotiating trade agreements... Read More

Imposing Trade Sanctions on Perceived Foreign Foes Only Punishes U.S. Exporters

As a nation of immigrants, it’s hard to explain how xenophobic this country can be.   For whatever reason, if we believe that the U.S. is slighted in any way, our inclination is to lash out diplomatically, economically, or when all else fails, by force. We are currently engaged in an economic battle with many nations who we perceive as having an adversarial relationship with America.  In such cases, we punish them by imposing trade sanctions,... Read More

Exporter Neal Asbury is on a Trade Mission

By Patrick Danner PDANNER@MIAMIHERALD.COM Exporter Neal Asbury operates a Weston company that represents 40 American manufacturers in the commercial food service industry in 130 countries. He also owns a handful of companies that make commercial and home appliances, everything from heavy-duty mixers to drink dispensers to blenders. And he just spent millions to buy two iconic companies: Omega, which makes juicers, and Zeroll, whose novel ice-cream... Read More

As Free Traders It Is Our Obligation to Support NAFTA

Neal Asbury At a time when our country is fixated on a protracted political process passionately promising to cure all our ills, this would be an excellent time for our incoming president to put forward his vision to solve the most critical economic issue of our time: our degenerative trade deficit. While Congress grapples with car companies, real estate and a down economy, they are ignoring the greatest accelerator for job creation: exports. Unlike... Read More


There is nothing new under the sun in politics and history always repeats itself with devastating effect. The parallels between today and the 1930’s are bloodcurdling, yet we go headlong down a path of failed policy reminiscent of empty-headed farm animals. I guess if you spread enough pork around Washington social welfare can come to mean economic stimulus. On March 4th, 1933 the Democratic administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt... Read More