The COVID-19 economic shutdown has revealed to America just how completely dependent it is on Chinese manufacturing — not only for cheap toys and tacky trinkets, but also for essential things like medicine, electronics, and military components. In fact, a recent national security report outlined deep US dependence on Chinese manufacturing and resources for “materials and technologies deemed strategic and critical to U.S. national security.”
As leaders and policymakers struggle to save the economy, we must examine the cause of our diminished capacity to compete with China, and how to reverse it.
On Thursday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m. ET, the American Economic Liberties Project hosted a discussion on how increased competition in domestic markets can boost our ability to compete with China, secure our supply chains, and improve the position of the American worker in the national security supply chain. We heard from Tom Wheeler, Former FCC Chairman, Mike Brown, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit and former CEO of Symantec, Jennifer Harris, Hewlett Foundation Senior fellow, and Economic Liberties’ Director of National Security Policy Lucas Kunce.
Mike Brown, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit, former CEO of Symantec, and co-author of “Preparing the United States for the Superpower Marathon With China”
Jennifer Harris, Hewlett Foundation Senior fellow and co-author with Biden national security advisor Jake Sullivan of “America Needs a New Economic Philosophy”
Tom Wheeler, Former FCC Chairman and author of “Digital Competition with China Starts with Competition at Home”
Moderated by: Lucas Kunce, Director of National Security Policy at the American Economic Liberties Project and author of “America’s Military Crisis Hits the Military.”