Industrial Policy

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A prosperous agriculture sector is incredibly important for a vibrantrural America, and for the health of the entire American economy. The heartland of this country holds the best of what has made our country great and the dreams of what America can grow to be in the future. But it is not only ourcore values that thrive in our small towns and family farms; our economy does as well, when hardworking men and women are supported by sound policies that promote growth while minimizing unnecessary interference from Washington bureaucrats.

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The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology adopted the recommendations of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee in July 2012. This report builds on the 2011 AMP report, Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing.

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Renewing America

Renewing America

After Manufacturing

Author: Roland Stephen

North Carolina, which was struck harder by the loss of manufacturing than any other state, offers a realistic guide for communities across the United States with how best to adapt to this new era of growing international competition.

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Selling the Wrong Idea

Authors: Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Rajeev Kohli
The Times of India

Jagdish Bhagwati and Rajeev Kohli make the case for proposed reforms to India's retail sector that would allow the entry of retail giants like Wal-Mart, Tesco, and Carrefour.

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FT: US: Obstacles to Progress

Author: Anna Fifield

As Barack Obama's push for a growth-boosting infrastructure boom becomes bogged down in political divisions over federal spending, a stalling recovery makes action increasingly urgent, writes Anna Fifield in the Financial Times.

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Other Report Authors: A. Michael Spence and Sandile Hlatshwayo

Many low-paying jobs have moved from the United States to rapidly growing markets abroad, and higher-paying jobs may soon follow. While Americans benefit from cheaper goods, employment opportunities have diminished. Policymakers should address this trade-off as a first step toward tackling questions of inequality and economic distribution.

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