Saving Connecticut’s Manufacturing Legacy

Author: Joseph Lieberman
Foreign Affairs

Senator Lieberman calls for "strong federal action" to keep manufacturing jobs from going overseas, including: strengthening trade agreement enforcement, providing tax credits to companies that keep jobs in the United States, and enacting "fair currency" legislation to penalize countries that unfairly manipulate the value of their currency.

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CEO Speaker Series, "American Revival: A Conversation with Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc."

Speaker: Jonathan Browning
Presider: Steven Pearlstein

Fundamental fiscal challenges and a fragmented political system are fueling concerns about the United States as an investment destination. Yet, Volkswagen, an iconic brand worldwide, is nearing completion of a billion-dollar U.S. manufacturing plant in Tennessee, with a production goal of 150,000 vehicles annually. Mr. Browning shares his views on his company's aggressive investment in the United States as well as the future of manufacturing, the global automobile market, and other topics.

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Must Read Author: Steve Chapman

Steve Chapman writes that President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Rick Santorum agree about the wrong thing, and that by easing the tax burden of manufacturers at the expense of other companies, politicians encourage the superstition that the former are more valuable than the latter.

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Trump’s Manufacturing Tactics Could Backfire

Author: Edward Alden
Journal Sentinel

Donald Trump came to Washington determined to shake up America’s economic relations with the world, to pursue what he has unapologetically called an “America first” strategy “to benefit American workers and American families." At the heart of that strategy is restoring manufacturing to its former glory, writes Edward Alden. 

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In Defense of Tesla's Price Tag

Author: Michael A. Levi
Fortune Magazine

According to Michael Levi , "selling Teslas (TSLA) to wealthy people today may be the best way to get electric cars to everyone tomorrow, and for the United States to eventually reduce its dependence on oil, with all the national security and economic benefits that entails."

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