Winning The Future Of Work: Developing A Comprehensive Strategy For A 21st Century Workforce

Winning The Future Of Work: Developing A Comprehensive Strategy For A 21st Century Workforce

Rapid technological advancement and an increasingly interconnected global economy are fundamentally changing the landscape in which U.S. businesses and workers must compete. For workers to succeed in tomorrow’s economy, we must ensure they have the tools and support they need to transition and adapt. But unlike many of our foreign competitors, the United States had no strategic plan for managing this economic transition, much less one for winning the future.

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America’s Path Back To Global Leadership – WTO Reform

America’s Path Back To Global Leadership – WTO Reform

Even before the explosion of trade-related news generated by President Donald Trump’s election, there were calls for reform in the World Trade Organization. 

Two main issues face the organization: the challenge to market economy principles and practices from an ascendant China, as well as increasing populist, protectionist and isolationist pressures around the world, including in the United States (1) .

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What Rebalancing American Trade Policy Should Mean

What Rebalancing American Trade Policy Should Mean

One of ALI’s key policy pillars is that U.S. global policies should lead to inclusive and sustainable trade at home and abroad. Tariffs are a regressive tax that hit the poorest American consumers the hardest. At the same time, the highest tariffs U.S. are typically on textiles and agriculture products, which tend to be the main exports of the world’s poorest countries. The current penchant for increasing tariffs disproportionally hits disadvantaged groups both at home and abroad.

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Frontier Justice: A New Approach For U.S. Rule Of Law Assistance

Frontier Justice: A New Approach For U.S. Rule Of Law Assistance

Robert M. Perito and Ambassador Donald J. Planty recently published a new report on United States rule of law assistance, entitled Frontier Justice” A New Approach to U.S. Rule of Law Assistance. The report is focused on U.S. aid to three categories of states in crisis that are important to U.S. national security interests: (1) the northern-tier states of Central America—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras—that are experiencing extreme levels of organized criminal violence;

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A North American Workforce Development Agenda

A North American Workforce Development Agenda

North America faces an alarming skills gap that will negatively affect the economic performance an competitiveness of the United States, Canada and Mexico, as they prepare to embark on the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). Simultaneously, all the countries are facing rapid  economic and technological transformations. This set of challenges calls for priority investment in the development of the continent's workforces.

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