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Dr. Seuss Helps Us Thrive in the Knowledge Economy

By focusing on better preparing youth for employment in the knowledge economy, we can address long-term labor market shortfalls, improve lifetime earning potential, and contribute significantly to national productivity and global competitiveness. Where does it all begin? With teaching our kids to read well.

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Invest in People, Not Places

Studying the rise and fall of "company towns," the lessons are clear. Place-based policies meant to resurrect declining areas are futile. Instead, leaders must not only invest in the people in their communities — they must recognize that policies to promote mobility will pay off.

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American Rubber Band Makers in a Bind

In 2016, the United States imported $1.3 billion worth of natural rubber, second only to China as the world's largest importer. But America's largest rubber band manufacturer has asked U.S. trade agencies to investigate whether China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka are subsidizing their producers, enabling them to sell unfairly cheap rubber bands.

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Beyond Tariffs: China Could Retaliate Through Cybersecurity

China’s cybersecurity law can be used as a form of “backdoor” trade retaliation to hurt U.S. firms in China.

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On Whose Turf Will the Trade War Be Fought?

While President Trump believes China's large trade surplus shifts the balance of power in a tariff war to the United States, China can respond by punishing U.S. affiliates, who are sitting ducks in a trade war.

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Driving Demand

One result of the widespread acceptance of e-commerce and home delivery is a growing and urgent demand for drivers – at least for now.

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How Rural America Benefits From the H-1B Program

Since its creation in 1990, the U.S. H-1B visa program has enabled American employers to hire highly-skilled foreign workers when native-born talent is in short supply. As many as 1 in 4 physicians in the United States are foreign-trained and they are much more likely than their American counterparts to serve in areas with higher poverty and lower educational levels.

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We are in a Trade War — With Ourselves

The few domestic companies that may (or may not) benefit from special treatment shouldn’t outweigh the costs for the rest of the economy.

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The problem with U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum that no one is talking about

The problem steels tariffs are supposed to address isn't receiving much attention -- a number of countries are undeniably engaging in unfair and even predatory trade practices in the steel and aluminum sectors which are damaging to their trade partners.

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Protecting Big Ideas by Small Firms

Small businesses have more opportunities than ever to sell to customers around the world, but IP theft is one of their biggest risks to pursuing these sales. Just ask Liz Fields, a successful designer of bridesmaid and wedding dresses, who found counterfeit versions of her designs undercutting her business -- and her credibility.

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