The Trouble with Progressive Economics

Why progressives need to develop a new economic doctrine with a coherent theory of how to drive sustained growth, productivity, and innovation.

In this Breakthrough Journal article, Rob Atkinson outlines the importance of embracing a much more robust innovation and competitiveness agenda, creating the incentives and support for American businesses necessary to promote sustained growth, and aggressively fighting to end foreign mercantilism, rather than reflexively supporting our own. In order to create the incentives and support for American businesses necessary progressives must develop a new economic doctrine with a coherent theory of how to drive productivity and innovation in an increasingly competitive global economy.