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The LinkedIn co-founder on "Blitzscaling" a company while mitigating risk

Oct 10, 2018
Reid Hoffman discusses the unconventional advice he gives entrepreneurs that want to get big fast in his new book.
“The first that's scaling through the learning curve is frequently the first to scale and the one that essentially sets the ecosystem,” LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman says.
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Why the auto industry (mostly) opposes proposed tariffs

Jul 19, 2018
Even so-called "domestic" carmakers are global companies with international supply chains.
Volkswagen Golfs hang on the assembly line at the company's factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March.
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How liberalism should adapt to the needs of the 21st century

Apr 25, 2018
A conversation with Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor-in-chief of the Economist.
Numerous national flags are seen in front of the United Nations Office (UNOG) on June 8, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. 
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A deal within reach on NAFTA?

Apr 6, 2018
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is taking the lead in the latest round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, scheduled for today. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of NAFTA, unless it’s renegotiated. That’s easier said than done, though and there are still a number of stumbling blocks. Click the […]

What does protectionism mean for the future of the American economy?

Mar 9, 2018
It's a trade policy that protects domestic interests over international trade. But at what cost?
Surrounded by applauding steel and aluminum workers, President Donald Trump holds up the Section 232 Proclamation on steel imports that he signed at the White House on March 8.
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BMW brought jobs to South Carolina. Now tariffs are causing concern.

Mar 9, 2018
President Trump is shooting the American taxpayer in the foot, says Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt.
Inside Assembly North at BMW's Spartanburg manufacturing facility, the biggest BMW factory in the world.
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How to make globalization fair, according to economist Joseph Stiglitz

Dec 1, 2017
Plus what global trade might look like if China writes the rules.
Nobel prize-winning US economist Joseph Stiglitz poses during an interview in Paris.

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As India's economy catches up to the richer world, tensions emerge

Sep 12, 2017
People in emerging economies reap benefits from an interconnected world, but their gains can stoke resentment in developed nations.
Globalization is helping countries like China and India catch up with Western countries.
Ken Garduno, Illustrator

Is retraining worth it? Laid off paper millworkers weigh the benefits

Sep 6, 2017
Government programs are meant to help those workers get new jobs. But reinvention is hard.
The remains of the NewPage paper mill in Kimberly, Wisconsin. The mill closed in 2008, leaving 600 people out of work. Kimberly-Clark Corp. built the mill in 1889.
Hayley Hershman

Why do U.S. retraining programs fall short?

Sep 1, 2017
The programs for workers displaced by globalization are a half-hearted attempt to help.
Ken Garduno, Illustrator