Thomas I. Palley

Thomas I. Palley is an independent economist in Washington D.C.

Trump and the Neocons: Doing the Unilateralist Waltz

The neocon factor dramatically changes the interpretation of the Trump administration’s unilateralist international economic policy chatter.

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The Real Reasons for Trump’s Anti-Globalization Circus

Trumponomics: How Trump skillfully used anti-globalization as bait to cover up his extremely neoliberal switch.

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To Pres. Obama and Secretary Clinton: “In The Name of God, Go”

The two deserve enormous blame, over the years, for the recent election outcome.

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Fed Needs to Rethink How to Tighten Monetary Policy

The Federal Reserve going about the process of tightening in the wrong way could have severe global repercussions.

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Brexit: The Day We Entered the Maelstrom

Bad political outcomes produce worsened economic outcomes and further social alienation.

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Boycott the Rio Olympics to Defend Brazilian Democracy

Beware the anti-democratic events now unfolding in Brazil.

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Sanders vs. Clinton: The Struggle for the Democratic Party’s Future

Demographics make Democrats the likely majority party of the future, but the party’s political identity and agenda is up for grabs.

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“Bernie Slanders:” How the Democratic Party Establishment Suffocates Progressive Change

Party elites tarnish Sanders’ proposals unjustifiably to rule out his policies.

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Paul Krugman’s Self-Protectionist Moment

The economist inadvertently puts a spotlight on everything wrong with his profession and with himself.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve and Shared Prosperity

How do we get a U.S. Fed that works for Main Street, not Wall Street?

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