“To Be Green or Not to Be”

As he prepares to meet with Hu Jintao at the White House, President Obama would be well advised to scan New York Times reporter Keith Bradsher’s report from Beijing last week about the United States’s third largest solar panel maker off-shoring its production to China. The piece a big spotlight on the single most important cause of America’s current high unemployment and relative economic decline.

That cause is not our mediocre K-12 education system, our high, marginal corporate tax rate, our federal budget deficit, our business regulatory system, our health care and retirement systems, our crumbling infrastructure, or our soaring federal debt. Rather, it is the fact that we have no economic or technological strategy.

FP Passport | FOREIGN POLICY

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