The Fuzzy Math of Trade Deficits

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It may sound counterintuitive, but the more that production processes are spread across national boundaries through global value chains, the more integrated the …

The WTO’s Big Pivot

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  92% of startups fail within three years. Entrepreneurs and innovators don’t view failure the same as you and me. Some degree of …

Cities Drive Global Trade

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  U.S. metropolitan areas drive national output. The largest 100 regions generate three-quarters of our GDP, supporting 90% of advanced industrial jobs and …

Rise of the Solopreneur

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By 2019, there will be 40 million independent workers-full time consultants, freelance professionals, and regular “side-giggers” among them-ready to meet the needs of …

North America Makes the Grade

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A New Scorecard This week the George W. Bush Institute launched a new kind of economic “scorecard.” Putting data from four well-established indices …