march, 2017

02mar(mar 2)12:30 pm(mar 2)12:30 pmGreat Decisions: Trade, Jobs, and PoliticsChapters:Potomac

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Event Details

Great Decisions is a program of the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association in which local groups gather monthly to discuss topics associated with foreign policy of the United States.

“Trade, jobs and politics” by Jeremy Haft

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

A copy of the 2017 Briefing Book will be available in early January at the Information Desk.

For more info contact potomacfol@gmail.com with “Great Decisions” in the subject line.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter.

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Potomac Library

10101 Glenolden Dr, Potomac, MD 20854

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