How to Finish the Competitiveness Debate that Trump Started

Robert D. Atkinson August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015

Donald Trump is virtually alone among candidates when it comes to talking about the challenges America faces from globalization, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor. For 20 years now, competitiveness has been kept off the table as an issue for legitimate debate, and that helps explain the populist fervor and appetite for simplistic solutions that Trump is catering to. This is too bad, because an effective economic growth policy must tackle America’s flagging competitiveness head on, and the basic elements of a robust agenda are clear.