Robert J. Shapiro

Robert J. Shapiro is co-founder and chairman of Sonecon, LLC.

The Deteriorating US Economy

Economists cannot say with precision when the next U.S. recession will begin. But there is no reasonable doubt that the U.S. economy will weaken in 2019.

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US Census 2020: A Political Boomerang for Republicans?

Asking about citizenship status in the 2020 Census is dangerous and politically inept.

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Trump’s Economic Agenda: The State of Dis-Union

The “forgotten” Americans – to whom Trump solemnly promised that they would be forgotten no more – are likely to go empty-handed.

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How Trump and Democrats Could Cut a Deal on Taxes

In an even bigger shock than on immigration, a new GOP nightmare could unfold on taxes.

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Brexit: Two Unexpected Winners

Brexit: Everyone will lose — except Trump and his soulmate, Putin.

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The U.S. and the Real Outrage About the Panama Papers

Why isn’t the United States leading the charge to end global tax evasion via secret offshore accounts?

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Will the GOP Break Up?

Alienated, right-wing Republican populists and mainstream establishment conservatives cannot be reconciled.

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9 Facts: Vietnam and South Korea’s Path to Shared Prosperity

How trade and investment can overcome a treacherous historical legacy.

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Beyond Saber Rattling: Who Bails Out Ukraine?

Will Russia or the West bail out Ukraine’s economy?

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Memo to U.S. Democrats on Upcoming Trade Deals

U.S. workers could be big winners in the current trade talks.

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