The U.S. is trying to reclaim its rare-earth mantle

Apr 30, 2021
The U.S. is in a quiet race driven by national and economic security to reestablish a domestic supply chain for rare earth elements.
The U.S. used to be a leader in mining and refining rare-earth elements into finished products. Above, a geologist points to monazite, which contains rare-earth minerals, in a South African mine.
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Industrial policy: If China does it, why can't we?

Mar 1, 2021
China is generous to its favored companies, and that has, at times, threatened industries elsewhere in the world.
Targeted subsidies for specific industries have long been part of China's strategic development. Solar energy is just one of the areas where this strategy has been used.
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The case for Trump being a Marxist

Jan 24, 2017
Professor Mark Blyth said Trump has some of the same problems with capitalism as Marxists did back in the '70s.
President Donald Trump delivering his inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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