The question I pose above came out of this piece I posted in today’s WaPo on confusion in the Trump camp about trade deals and trade deficits: To hear President-elect Trump tell it, ripping up, repealing or renegotiating international trade deals will bring back lost factory jobs and restore the glory days of the American working… Read more
I count my blessings, which are many and growing, everyday. But really, WTF is going on these days?! Trump wins (i.e., the electoral college, not the vote), R’s hold Senate, and now a judge, based on a totally misguided ruling, enjoins the new overtime rule days before it’s supposed to kick in (Dec 1). And… Read more
Over at the WaPo. Not saying I have the answers, but I strongly believe this is an important question.
There are a couple of articles in yesterday’s NYT about the failure of identity liberalism in the Trump upset. Mark Lilla argues that when Democrats break the world down into the groups they’re for and those they’re against, they lose a core value of liberalism: we’re in this together. They end up spending too much… Read more
I’ve been meaning to write about this but Neil Irwin beat me to it, so let me add a few points to Neil’s fine piece, along with a bit of data. As the figure below shows, since the day before Donald Trump become the president-elect, the Wall St. Journal’s dollar index is up about 4… Read more