Consciously decoupling the US economy

Anyone who still doubts that the US is economically decoupling from the rest of the world should take a look at a proposal the Commerce Department put forward last week.

This would allow its secretary Wilbur Ross to prevent imports of any new technology deemed a "national security threat".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2019, with the headline 'Consciously decoupling the US economy'. Print Edition | Subscribe