1. Innovation and resilience—not government overreach—will promote competition and American enterprise.
Despite clear innovation, resilience, and the dynamism of our economy, Clark said we have leaders who think the government needs to step in and impose a heavy hand. Read more.
2. To help win the competition for talent, we need to grow the workforce.
Addressing the worker shortage crisis, Clark called for doubling the number of people legally immigrating to the U.S., a permanent solution for the Dreamers, and the removal of the barriers faced by working parents, those with limited access to broadband, and formerly incarcerated adults. Read more.
3. By one vital measure—trade—the U.S. is falling behind.
While other economies race to ink new deals, the U.S. hasn’t entered an agreement with a new trade partner in a decade. And the current administration—consumed by caution and internal reviews—is doing little to change that. Read more.
4. We need more politicians willing to compete on the strength of their ideas and the ability to achieve them.
Clark said that our democracy is strongest when candidates and elected officials are focused on winning people over to their ideas, and then building broader coalitions to turn those ideas into good policy. Read more.
5. Businesses need to get louder, more passionate, and less apologetic.
“Businesses are key stakeholders in this democracy. Leaders in this country. The greatest way we can serve this country is by succeeding on its behalf and fighting for policies that will enable us to usher in a new economic era.” Read more.