Renewing America

Ideas and initiatives for rebuilding America’s economic strength.

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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a town hall at the Peterborough Town House in Peterborough, New Hampshire, U.S., July 8, 2019. Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters

Elizabeth Warren's "New Approach to Trade" Looks Awfully Dated

If you wanted to write a new trade policy for the United States to clean up the mess that will be left behind by Donald Trump, what question would you start with? Mine would be, “how do you craft a trade policy that boosts good job opportunities for Americans, lifts wages, improves job security, and helps make the United States the best place to invest in the competitive industries of the future?” Read More

July 1, 2019

G20 (Group of Twenty)
More Questions Than Answers in Trump's Asian Summitry

Despite the president's diplomatic drama, U.S. interests will likely, in the end, decide policy.

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May 31, 2019

Immigration and Migration
Why Congress Cannot Allow the Trump Tariffs on Mexico to Stand

If the president succeeds, he will be free to slap tariffs on any country or any product at any time for whatever reason he dreams up.

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May 28, 2019

Labor and Employment
Beyond Unemployment

In modern economies, people may have jobs, but they still harbor major concerns in a wide range of areas, including security, health and work-life balance, income and distribution, training, mobility, and opportunity. By focusing solely on the unemployment rate, policymakers are ignoring the many dimensions of employment that affect welfare.

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