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Why Trump’s Trade Policies May Resurrect COMECON

Stephan Richter talks with Marketplace host David Brancaccio on why Trump’s trade policies may resurrect COMECON, an old Communist trade policy.

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American Royals: Rise of the Trump Monarchy

Thanks to Donald Trump’s dynastic planning, the United States will finally beat the British at the royalty glitz game.

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The Trumps and the Fuggers

The Trumps want to become a dynasty like the Fugger family. Are they in the same league? Get the fugg outta here!

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What Ails America on Health Care?

11 theses on what an undemocratic and unnecessary mess the world’s supposedly leading democracy finds itself in.

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Trump’s Move Away From Globalization: Europe’s Perspective

Stephan Richter’s interview on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report, on the latest G20 summit in Germany and signs of the U.S. under Trump backing away from globalization.

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Stephen K. Bannon, Destroyer

Jimmy Carter’s failed Iran rescue was a key event in Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s life – then he authorized a similar botched raid in Yemen.

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US: When Billionaires Shred People’s Healthcare

The repeal of “Obamacare” is an alarming story about the quasi-dictatorial powers that billionaires have in the U.S. political system.

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“Now Let US Pray,” Or: Converting Melania to Mother Mary of the Masses

There’s an image makeover in progress for the First Lady in the Trump Administration.

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Anti-Nepotism Vs. Adult Supervision for Donald Trump

Moderating the US president and keeping him from erratic isolation may fall to his children and especially his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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US: A Long 1932 – Or More?

Reflections on the present-day challenges for the United States, the self-appointed beacon of “democracy.”

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