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June 19, 2018

United States
Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting U.S. Competitiveness Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting U.S. Competitiveness

President Trump is seeking to reduce the U.S. trade deficit through tariffs, but logic and historical data show that his strategy will not help American jobs, growth or exports. Worse, loss of access to foreign parts amid a trade war will hurt American companies that depend on them to stay globally competitive.

January 5, 2018

United States
tax backgrounder header How Will the Tax Overhaul Affect U.S. Competitiveness?

President Trump and Republican lawmakers say their tax legislation will increase the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses, but experts are divided over whether it will spur growth, and many are …

December 3, 2013

Education
With the Earth in the background, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is seen as it is grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm (Photo provided by NASA/Courtesy Reuters). Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

The Space Race of the 1960s spurred groundbreaking investments in research and education, inspiring a generation of Americans to enter the fields of science and engineering. These investments not onl…

May 15, 2013

Infrastructure
An internet cable is seen at a server room (Kacper Pempel/Courtesy Reuters). U.S. Broadband Policy and Competitiveness

Experts agree that broadband internet is a critical piece of 21st-century infrastructure. The Federal Communications Commission has stated that “broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job cre…

June 26, 2012

Education
Teacher Kennis Wong points to Chinese characters on a board at Broadway Elementary School in Los Angeles, California (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters). Foreign Languages and U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Americans are lousy at learning foreign languages. We all know the historical reasons – the United States was long a big, largely monolingual country with a fairly self-sufficient economy. U.S. econo…

November 17, 2011

United States
Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Please join Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings to discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the U.S., focusing on workforce development and the preparedness of American students i…

November 17, 2011

United States
Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the United States.

October 17, 2011

United States
Cyberspace and U.S. Competitiveness

As the Internet continues to evolve as a medium for social and economic exchange, four experts suggest ways for the United States to improve its cyber competitiveness in the global marketplace.

December 5, 2014

United States
Space Launch Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.

May 13, 2013

Infrastructure
An internet cable in a server room. U.S. Broadband Policy and Competitiveness

With the economic benefits of broadband access rising, experts continue to debate how U.S. digital infrastructure compares to its international peers.