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Global Capital Markets Speaker Series:

micheline maynard
senior business correspondent, new york times

Event Details

October 26, 2009
The Selling of the American Economy -- Why International Investment Helps - Not Hinders - American Life
Tuck School of Business


There is a great deal of discomfort about the influence that foreign companies are exerting on our economy. In her new book, The Selling of the American Economy, Micheline Maynard argues that despite the lingering xenophobia that colors American perception of foreign-owned companies, foreign investments are actually an overwhelmingly positive force. Not only do they create thousands of jobs and pump billions of dollars into national and local economies, she says, but they also reinvigorate and strengthen communities, foster innovation and diversity in the marketplace, and teach Americans new ways to live and work.