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Trump, Trade, Threats, and Tariffs

This morning I woke up to the ABC News headline “Ford CEO Says Trump Threats Won’t Change Small Car Plans.”  Having spent the last 7 years hammering together a new theory of economics in order to make sense of the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Economic Reality Show

When President Obama reminded us that the presidency is “not a reality show,” it is probably a safe bet that a good deal of the Establishment would agree with him. And who can blame them? Their TV station is tuned … Continue reading

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The Great Globalist Miscalculation

Version 2.0 Can a radical reinterpretation of GDP numbers explain voter rage and the failure of establishment ideology and academic economics? I believe it can.  As far as I know this is the first argument of its type, and it … Continue reading

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The Establishment Is Not The Party of Lincoln

What key political principle divided the Democrats from the Republicans prior to the Civil War? Answer: Free Trade. Lincoln and his party of the industrial North were protectionist. Democrats under the influence of big dollar cotton were free traders. This … Continue reading

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The Last American Steelworker

So there you are, the last American steelworker standing in the unemployment line in the not too distant future. Close behind you are the metallurgists who worked at your abandoned mill. Next to them are dozens of engineers who managed … Continue reading

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Getting Your Head Out of Your Ideology

The fundamental problem with political and economic ideology is that it requires an enemy.  Unfortunately, as I will argue in detail, the resulting spirit of contempt embedded in our politics ultimately blinds its participants from finding real solutions to very … Continue reading

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Free Trade: Fast Tracking the Destruction of the 1%

If anyone had a fine-tuned gut instinct regarding the means to destroying the rich it was the angry economist Karl Marx.    One option he suggested to bringing the captains of capitalism to their knees was free trade, but unfortunately like … Continue reading

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