Opinion Editorials



Simon Kuznets is not a household name. Born to a Jewish family in pre-Soviet Belarus in 1901, Kuznets studied economics in Ukraine until 1922, when Russian persecution led him to immigrate to America. In New York, Kuznets would complete his studies at Columbia University and go on to become one of the world’s most renowned economists, whose work still shapes the way we understand our economy...


Over the last eight years, America has written a new chapter in our relationship with Africa. Under President Obama’s leadership, we have worked to transition our support for the continent from aid to trade and empowerment. We have started to build a full, equal, advanced economic partnership — a partnership that holds as much promise for African countries as it does for America. This week’s U.S...


From strengthening cybersecurity, to promoting the free flow of information worldwide, to expanding broadband access, the Obama Administration has consistently championed policies to ensure the Internet remains the greatest platform for free expression, innovation, and economic opportunity ever known. Yet just as the United States, our allies, and global Internet freedom advocates prepare to...


Growing up in a family that made everything from railroad tank cars to medical equipment, I was raised with a deep appreciation of the American manufacturing tradition. Today, as Secretary of Commerce, I have the opportunity to not only see firsthand the modern reality of our industrial base but to partner with manufacturers across the country to strengthen this critical sector of our economy.


Today, no other country attracts more foreign direct investment than the United States. Cities and towns across America are benefiting from the international firms that have become vital members of their communities – from Mercedes-Benz in Charleston, South Carolina to Kudelski Group in Phoenix, Arizona.  Companies like these make valuable contributions not only to our local economies, but also...


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