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'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance, economic development experts discuss the heartland

It was all about middle America at "The New American Heartland" forum in Cleveland, as Moderator Joel Kotkin asked panel members to identify the region's biggest obstacles to success.

What Trump Has Wrought

Just a few short months ago, we seemed on the brink of a new political era. Donald Trump improbably was headed to the White House, while the Democratic Party, at near historic lows in statehouse power and without control of either house of Congress, seemed to be facing a lengthy period in political purgatory.

The Globalization Debate is Just Beginning

The decisive victory of Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen is being widely hailed as a victory of good over evil, and an affirmation of open migration flows and globalization. Certainly, the defeat of the odious National Front should be considered good news, but the global conflict over trade and immigration has barely begun.

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Report on The New American Heartland

The greatest test America faces is whether it can foster the kind of growth that benefits and expands the middle class. To do so, the United States will need to meet three challenges: recover from the Great Recession, rebalance the American and international economies, and gain access to the global middle class for American goods and services.

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