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Earlier this week, President Bush and Margaret Spellings, our new Bush Foundation president, sat down for a taped discussion about their vision for the next phase of the Bush Center. Margaret’s extensive management and policy experience will be an enormous asset to our team. And, having worked with her when she Secretary of Education, she makes work fun.
President Bush and Margaret Spellings have a long history together. Her continuous service from when she started as a senior advisor to then-Governor Bush of Texas continued in Washington where she served in a variety of senior-policy positions, including Secretary of Education and White House Domestic Policy Advisor. The closeness of their nearly 20 year relationship was clear in their dialogue this week. What was also evident was the confidence President Bush has in her ability to lead us forward and the enthusiasm and vision she has for the Bush Center and the next phase for the Bush Institute work.
As a staff, we are energized about this next chapter and excited to welcome Margaret. We look forward to her leadership as we work to advance freedom at home and abroad.
TARIFFIED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
This week, trade relations between the U.S. and India are continuing to escalate. Earlier this month, the U.S. stopped granting India special trade privileges by taking away the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, and India has responded by enforcing more tariffs of its own. The George W. Bush-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict: For more information on trade groups and the global economy, visit www.bushcenter.org/scorecard.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.