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The Post-Industrial Economy Failed. What Next?

This article was co-authored by Nathan Hitchen (’19) and Robert W. Patterson.

When proposing a nation-building strategy in 1791, Alexander Hamilton argued that “prosperity of manufactures” would reverse the foreign economic dependence jeopardizing the republic’s newfound freedom. His industrial innovation agenda, later championed as the “American System,” produced a manufacturing foundation that fed American domestic and foreign policy strength in the 19th and much of the 20th century.

Read the full article at The American Conservative