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Program on America and the Global Economy

Book Launch: Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy

Please join us at the Wilson Center to hear Robert Litan discuss his recently published book, Better Capitalism.  The book expands on the insights of the authors' widely praised previous book, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, cowritten with William J. Baumal.  In Better Capitalism, Robert E. Litan and Carl J. Schramm focus on the huge – but often unrecognized – importance of entrepreneurship to overall economic growth.

A Debate: Is the American Economy in Decline?

Is the Great Recession and ensuing anemic recovery a result of long-run structural weaknesses that signal permanent American economic decline unless dramatic steps are taken to reverse it? Or should it be seen as a typical but severe downturn caused by a financial crisis from which the the United States will recover in due time and return to a healthy long-term economic and jobs growth trajectory? Getting the right answers to these questions is critically important for policymakers and goes to the heart of the economic issues being debated in the Presidential election.

First in Flight: Can America Retain its Leadership Position?

The New Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Report

The recently released Advanced Manufacturing Partnership report, Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, details the unique role that manufacturing plays in the broader U.S. economy-as a direct source of jobs, as a spur to additional job growth across the economy, and as an important force for addressing the nation's trade deficit.  Most importantly, the report reveals that the nation's continued strength in innovation depends on sustaining a close, two-way connection between innovation and manufacturing processes.

Leading the Second Century of Flight




Jim Albaugh
Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company

With an introduction by

The Honorable Jane Harman
Wilson Center Director, President and CEO