By Andrew C. McCarthyJuly 23, 2017 10:00am EDTAfter decades of being an insular industry, the industry of glass is becoming more and more visible as it expands its reach.
A new study finds that glass makers and their customers are paying the price for the political preferences they have historically displayed.
Glass is the latest industry to find itself on the defensive.
A recent Pew Research Center survey showed that the number of Americans who say they would like to see more regulation of the glass industry has surged.
That sentiment is not limited to those who say it’s good for the economy, or even good for society.
Pew found that more than half of those surveyed believe the glass trade is bad for the nation.
And that sentiment is just beginning.
Glassmakers are facing an unprecedented political fight.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced last month that it would sue the world’s biggest glassmaker, Luxor Glass, alleging that it illegally marketed the material as a “luxury” material for its high-end watches.
The lawsuit was the latest in a series of political battles in the glass world.
Earlier this month, a group of prominent glassmakers announced that they were dropping their partnership with President Donald Trump.
And in July, the U.K. government warned that it could fine companies that produce glass products for the military.
“The glass industry is under assault,” said John McAdams, a partner at the law firm BakerHostetler who specializes in political litigation.
“We see a lot of cases, but this one is different because the threat of fines are so high.”
McAdams said he’s seen an increase in political activity among the glassmakers and their employees.
“There is this perception that the industry has been hijacked,” he said.
But what is it really?
The debate over the glass companies is not only about politics.
In the decades since the Glass-Steagall Act was passed, the glass and glass products industry has grown and changed in ways that were often unexpected.
Glass has always been a valuable commodity.
It has become a valuable tool in many industries, including medicine, engineering and manufacturing.
Glass makers, on the other hand, have long been seen as a threat to the stability of the global economy and the integrity of the nation’s financial system.
It’s easy to see how the glass lobby would respond to a crackdown on its trade.
The glass industry, by and large, has always operated under a veil of secrecy.
But the recent public comments by President Trump and others in his administration suggest that some people are starting to learn the trade’s value.
In the late 1990s, the company that made the iconic Monet and Rubens watches was sold to Swiss watchmaker Rolex.
The government eventually fined the company $1.2 billion, but only after Rolex argued that it was protected by Glass’s monopoly on the market.
This year, Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, issued an order that requires the Department of Commerce to examine the possible imposition of fines against glass makers, the Associated Press reported.
But the glass lobbyists are not about to take that argument lightly.
The Glass-O-Matic has long been the most widely used product of the industry, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
In recent years, the group of glassmakers who have long dominated the industry have increasingly embraced a new style of business called “glass-washing.”
In a recent episode of “The Price Is Right,” the CEO of the American Glass Institute, which represents companies like Luxor, said that the glass was being used to create a “world-class watch brand” by “putting the highest quality, most expensive materials on our watches and then cleaning it with water.”
“The whole industry has changed,” he told “Price Is Right” host Andy Cohen.
“The glass is now considered a commodity, a luxury.”
“This is not a new phenomenon,” said Amy Leinbach, a political scientist at the University of Southern California.
“Glass has been used for centuries to make a range of materials.
It was the glass that was used in the Roman Empire, and this is just the beginning of a trend.”
Leinbach pointed to the glass from the early 1900s, when it was made in glass factories in the Netherlands.
“That is the first time it’s become a luxury product.
That’s where you see a real push for the use of glass as a premium product,” she said.”
If you look at the history of the entire industry, you’ll see a number of times where glass was used for the same purpose in the same industry.
And then it’s kind of a new thing,” said Leinach.
“In fact, the entire glass industry seems to be moving away from that old, traditional style of glass.
I think that’s part of the reason why the glass is such a good deal now.”
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