Alan Tonelson is the founder of the new public policy blog RealityChek, which focuses on the economic and national security policy. RealityChek can be found at www.alantonelson.wordpress.com.
From 1996 to 2014 Tonelson was a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business & Industrial Council Educational Foundation, a Washington research organization studying U.S. economic, technology, and national security policy.
Tonelson’s articles on American politics, foreign policy, globalization, and technology policy have appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Harvard Business Review, The Los Angeles Times, The National Interest, and Issues in Science and Technology, as well as in several anthologies. In addition, Tonelson appears often on radio and television networks and programs, including The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, The Diane Rehm Show, The Nightly Business Report, CNN, TalkAmerica, and Global Economic Media.
His book, The Race to the Bottom: Why A Global Worker Surplus and Uncontrolled Free Trade are Sinking American Living Standards, was published by Westview Press in 2002. He is co-editor of Powernomics: Economics and Strategy after the Cold War (Economic Strategy Institute and Madison Books), and author of Made in China? America’s Failed Trade Policies towards the People’s Republic and Giving America the Business: The Business Roundtable’s Shoddy Case for Corporate-Driven Trade Policies, both published by the USBIC Educational Foundation.
His previous positions include Fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute and Associate Editor of Foreign Policy. Tonelson received a B.A. in history with highest honors from Princeton University in 1975.