Great Decisions: Trade, Jobs, and Politics

Join us on Monday, October 2 from 11:30 to 1:30 (brown-bag lunch) at Plymouth Congregational Church (916 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins) for the continuation of our Our Great Decisions group.  At the October meeting we will be discussing Trade, Jobs, and Politics

The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour.

money-938269_640One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion?

The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can the U.S. develop appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand.

The Remaining 2017 Topics Include

  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan” on Monday, November 6
  • “Nuclear Security:  The enduring Challenge of Nuclear Weapons” on Monday, December 4

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