The Week That Was -- July 6, 2012
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Here are the most widely read FreeEnterprise.com stories for the week ending July 6:
The Foundation of Free Enterprise – In homage to the Fourth of July, Tom Donohue discusses the foundation of American free enterprise and the importance of fighting to maintain a system that celebrates individual freedom, guarantees opportunity, rewards merit, and delivers prosperity.
IMF Warns U.S.: No (Fiscal) Cliff Diving – The International Monetary Fund warned that the U.S. economy could be threatened if policymakers do not find a way to avoid the “fiscal cliff”—automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to occur at the beginning of 2013.
Impressive Stats About Foreign-Born Innovators – A Partnership for a New American Economy study finds that foreign-born scientists and engineers are doing a lot to help the U.S. innovate and stay globally competitive.
Dress for Success – USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams explores how what we wear can increase or decrease the chances of success in the workplace, defining three levels of dress that are typical in a business setting.
For This U.S. Manufacturer, Overseas Production No Longer Makes Sense – Quirky, a U.S. firm that crowdsources ideas online to create unique items, is one of many companies recently opting to move their operations back to the U.S., reversing the popular trend of overseas manufacturing.