Alan Tonelson

Alan Tonelson is Founder of the blog RealityChek, which covers a wide range of domestic and international policy issues along with political and social trends. He is also a columnist for For 18 years before leaving to launch RealityChek, Tonelson followed the impact of globalization on the U.S. economy, domestic manufacturing, and U.S. national security for the U.S. Business and Industry Council. His articles have appeared in Foreign AffairsThe AtlanticHarper’sFOREIGN POLICYThe New RepublicThe National InterestThe Harvard Business ReviewAmerican AffairsThe SpectatorThe American Conservative, and most major national dailies, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of The Race To The Bottom: Why A Worldwide Worker Surplus And Uncontrolled Free Trade Are Sinking American Living Standards (Basic Books, 2000).

Alan Tonelson spoke on the topic: An America First Approach to Trade and Competition”

An edited version of this talk was published by RealityChek:

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Getting American Competition Priorities Right


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