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CIB Podcast: Micheline Maynard

The Selling of the American Economy -- Why International Investment Helps - Not Hinders - American Life

In her new book, The Selling of the American Economy, Micheline Maynard, Senior Business Correspondent at The New York Times, 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. (Interview by CIB Fellow Hyeon Chang) (October 2009)