The market is not responding fast enough to the change in demand and the change in value that these products create.

Steven Grundman

On March 26, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Steven Grundman was quoted in a Bloomberg article by Ben Brody entitled “Trump Shuns War Powers to Speed Virus Goods After Chamber Balks.” Grundman argues that the Defense Production Act would allow the administration to align industry priorities and send essential products where they are most needed to combat the COVID-19 virus.

A company that is working as hard as it can on three shifts to produce as much as it can doesn’t know where to send them.

Steven Grundman

Steven Grundman

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

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