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The State of the Union and the federal budget: Investing in America’s future

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | January 25, 2011

Word has it that the President will be emphasizing “improving American competitiveness” in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night. As I’ve noted, the term is meaningless — but it’s politically useful. CEOs and many conservatives think it means improving the profitability of American companies. Liberals and labor unions think it means increasing export … Continue reading »