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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.

My tribute to Roy Rowan at the OPC annual awards dinner, with a musical twist
Let’s Help Wal-Mart Help America
Having interviewed Wal-Mart for this story last August, I’m convinced that this is not just a PR exercise. They are serious about achieving their goal of buying an additional $250 billion worth of goods made in America. The reason is not pure altruism. The reason is that the economics of offshore sourcing have shifted, as Harry […]
“The Death of Expertise:” The Conclusion
As previously mentioned, this is a very important book. But author Tom Nichols unfortunately runs out of gas in his final concluding chapter. The burning question is what to do about the collapse of respect for public policy experts. Even the word “experts” is now used in a mocking way. The “so-called experts” just don’t […]
A Genuinely Important Book: “The Death of Expertise”
I heard this author, Tom Nichols, on the radio one weekend recently and was struck by how cogent his arguments were. So I bought his book, a very 20th century type of behavior, I admit. But I was compelled to do so because he articulates what many of us engaged in public discourse are feeling: […]
The False Distinction Between “Nationalists” and Supporters of “Globalization”
A dangerous narrative is establishing itself in the newspapers and in the national mindset, as seen today on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in an article by Bob Davis and Jon Hilsenrath (hidden behind a reg wall.) The line of analysis, which is line with Steve Bannon’s thinking, is that the people […]
The Trump Administration and the Northeast Asia Power Play
The Trump Administration is about to get a crash course in the dynamics of China, Japan and North and South Korea. This is one of the most complex military, economic and geopolitical tangles in the world. And these peoples have been playing their grand power games for literally thousands of years. Trump is like a […]

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