Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Our nation’s airports remain a resilient sign of a slowly globalizing infrastructure. This interactive infographic imagines you stepping into the average airport and flying randomly to anywhere in the world. Where would you end up?
Nick Schulz, one of our very own NCF Scholars, interviewed Nobel Prize–winning economist Ronald Coase and Professor Ning Wang on the transformation of China’s economy. One key quote: “We are cautiously optimistic that China in the coming decades will embrace the market for ideas, just like it embraced the market for goods three decades ago.”
Ryan Avent writes on why immigration is still the “low-hanging fruit” for our economy. He calls for two things at the end that might be worth thinking about. First, how immigration builds economies of scale in key industries, which then benefits non-immigrants. Second, how we could build immigration-oriented international institutions along the lines of the WTO, since the dynamics of trade liberalization and building more open markets for human capital are very similar.
No matter what happens with the fiscal cliff, one thing will remain true: local economies are central to the success of small businesses. This infographic from Bank of America illustrates this reality.