Great Decisions Topic: Industrial Policy

There is no single accepted definition for the term “industrial policy.” The current discussion of industrial policy in the United States is not simply about whether or not to support specific companies or industries, but about trust or mistrust of the government and its ability to manage the economy and deal with a rising China. The upheaval in supply chain during the pandemic exposed weaknesses in the international economy. What policies can the United States implement to deal with trade and the economy? Dr. Mark Wilson will give us insight into our policy options.

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Mark Wilson, Ph. D, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

America COMPETES Act

These books are available in the Charlotte Mecklenburg library and can be purchased at bookstores and online:
Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II (American Business, Politics, and Society) by Dr Mark Wilson

The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861–1865 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology) by Mark Wilson

Mark R. Wilson Ph. D
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mark R Wilson is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he directs the university’s interdisciplinary Capitalism Studies program. He earned his Ph. D in History from University of Chicago, in 2002. He joined UNCC in 2004. His research focuses on history of military-industrial relations. He is the author of numerous books dealing with industrial policy primarily related to the military complex.