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Main Title Failure to adjust : how Americans got left behind in the global economy /
Author Alden, Edward H.,
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield,
Year Published 2017
OCLC Number 946160628
ISBN 9781442272606; 1442272600; 9781538104798; 1538104792
Subjects United States--Commerce ; United States--Commercial policy ; United States--Foreign economic relations ; United States--Economic conditions--1945- ; United States--Economic policy ; Economic history ; International economic relations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HF3031.A598 2017 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/03/2023
Collation viii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
The end of the world's greatest autarky -- Confronting the competition: the limitations of trade policy -- Confronting the competition: how a strong dollar has hurt -- Investment: the winners and the losers from offshoring -- Helping the losers: the tragedy of trade adjustment assistance -- Tiger moms and failing schools : the competitive challenge at home -- How to think about economic competitiveness -- A strategy for competing in a globalized world. "Americans know that something has gone wrong in this country's effort to prosper in the face of growing global economic competition. The vast benefits promised by the supporters of globalization, and by their own government, have never materialized for most Americans. This book is the story of what went wrong, and how to correct the course. It is a compelling history of the last four decades of US economic and trade policies that have left Americans unable to adapt to or compete in the current global marketplace. Failure to Adjust argues that, despite the deep partisan divisions over how best to respond to America's competitive challenges, there is achievable common ground on such issues as fostering innovation, overhauling tax rules to encourage investment in the United States, boosting graduation rates, investing in infrastructure, and streamlining regulations. The federal government needs to become more like US state governments in embracing economic competitiveness as a central function of government. This book presents an especially timely analysis of the trade policies of the Obama administration and discusses how America can reassert itself as a leader in setting rules for international economic competition that would spread the benefits of global trade and investment more broadly"--Inside jacket flap.