Guest Column

Guest Column

March 1, 2015

Why We Must Fix the Trade Deficit

The GDP is held back by a persistent glut of imports. It’s time for major policy shifts to grow U.S. manufacturing.

One of the biggest challenges facing the United States is something vanishingly few of our leaders talk about: the country’s massive trade deficit. The U.S. trade deficit, in which imports exceed exports and American currency […] Read More

January 1, 2015

Energy Beyond Fossil Fuels

Renewables can power the post-carbon fuel energy age—if we can improve energy storage.

As the middle class swells around the world, energy demands are increasing exponentially. China passed the United States in absolute energy use after nearly doubling its electrical power capacity between 2005 and 2010, and a […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Disruption: Get Used To It

To beat the competition, businesses must anticipate and capitalize on transformative new technologies.

New technologies are poised to disrupt manufacturing: It’s not a matter of if, but when. In the coming years, how and where products are designed and manufactured will change dramatically, remaking industries and accelerating and […] Read More

July 1, 2014

Business as Unusual

How to “future-proof” your company

What will the coming decade look like? The honest answer is that no one knows. A glimpse, though, can be found in a promising new startup called Oculus VR. Two years ago, Palmer Luckey was a […] Read More