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Global Competitiveness in the Age of Political Populism

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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In this election year, Americans of all political persuasions are pushing back on big institutions from government to business. Meanwhile American businesses are facing increasing competitive pressures from abroad. These two evolving dynamics raise questions about how to promote economic growth while contending with public perceptions about the business sector. For example, how would implementing new economic tools such as business tax reform affect the average American? What does inaction mean for American businesses and workers?

BPC hosted a panel of experts to discuss these questions and examine the tax challenges facing American businesses, and the impact on growth, global competitiveness, and job creation. Following the panel, two political experts explained voter attitudes toward economic reforms, such as a lower business tax rate, and how policymakers can build consensus in this challenging atmosphere.

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Panel discussions with:

Alex Brill
Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Nick Karellas
Tax Counsel, National Federation of Independent Business

Carolyn Lee
Senior Director of Tax Policy, National Association of Manufacturers

Matthew M. Miller
Vice President, Business Roundtable

Jefrey Pollock
Founding Partner and President, Global Strategy Group

David Winston
President, The Winston Group

Moderated by:

Aaron Lorenzo
Congressional Reporter, Bloomberg BNA


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