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Industrial Policy Must Protect American Manufacturers

By Michele Nash-Hoff

On November 29, 2021, the Peterson Institute for International Economics released a 110-page brief, titled “Scoring 50 Years of  US Industrial Policy,  1970–2020,” which reviews “lessons learned from half a century of US industrial policy” with regard to what worked and what didn’t.  

 

Inventors’ Rights Must Be Restored

By Michele Nash-Hoff

Ever since the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was passed in 2011, there have been bills introduced in Congress with the purported purpose of restoring inventors’ rights and fixing some of the problems generated by that Act. None of these bills were passed by both the House and Senate, and most didn’t even get out of committee for a vote. A few of these bills would have actually made matters worse, so it was a good thing they didn’t pass.

 

American Manufacturers and Consumers Funded Chinese Military Buildup

By Michele Nash-Hoff

Major retailers and thousands of small businesses face a bleak holiday season without Chinese goods to sell because of the long line up of container ships from China waiting to enter major ports to offload their cargo. 

Blacks & Hispanics Suffer from Loss of High Paying Manufacturing Jobs

By Michele Nash-Hoff

On May 24th, the Coalition for a Prosperous America released a new working paper, “Job Quality Index for Black, Hispanic and Asian American workers.  In this working paper, Jeff Ferry, CPA Chief Economist, and Amanda Mayoral, CPA Economist, present Job Quality Indexes for three important minority groups within the U.S. workforce: Asian, Black, and Hispanic Americans.

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