I believe the most important thing Americans must do is to secure their economic well-being in an increasingly challenging, complex world. What I have written about all these years is the process of creating wealth, not for any one individual, but for the United States as a whole. Ever since I was a young correspondent witnessing the emergence of China after the country opened in 1979, I’ve believed we have to get more serious about creating wealth. I retain faith in the resiliency of the U.S. economy and the enterprise of American people. If Americans have the right strategies, we can once again create widespread wealth. Come with me on this journey.
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If Best Buy Can’t Deliver a Dishwasher, How Can It Be Having a “Turnaround?”
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A Most Fascinating Conversation on U.S.-Chinese Relations and China’s Technological Aspirations
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November 11, 2016
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If we can’t agree on the facts, how do we have a democracy?
November 7, 2016
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