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David Hale: Good and bad news for the US

Five reasons for the superpower to feel cheerful, and five things it must watch out for

By Prospect Team  

The US faces new opportunities—and new challenges. © Sgrstan 

This month, Prospect hosted a roundtable discussion with former White House advisor and top economist David Hale, in which we posed the question: “Is the US open for business?”

Hale focused first on the US economy, then moved on to discuss politics and security. His verdict? The economy is looking healthy, but there is cause for concern on the horizon in the shape of China.

Below, we’ve drawn from his talk five key reasons for the US to be optimistic, and five…

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