This article shows why without changes we cannot innovate our way out of this economic malaise. Obama's plan simply won't work in the current model. Popular Wrench Fights a Chinese Rival - Yahoo! Finance What we must have to protect our economy is a capital exportation tax. Simply put if you are generating $1B in Revenue and spending and investing in the US $500M then you will be taxed 35% on the capital exported. Such a tax will make the profitability of these knock-offs much less attractive for companies like Bain.