Tag Archives: US economy

How to Assess the Trump Economy in a Global Context

A reality check on what’s really ahead for US infrastructure, tax cuts, health care and protectionism.

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Verdict on Greenspan: Guilty, But Not as Charged

As Fed Chairman, Greenspan utterly failed to limit leverage and bubbles, and this failure magnified financial fragility.

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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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How Mark Twain Became a Free Trader

The 1888 Great Debate over US trade policy inspired literary luminaries like Walt Whitman and Mark Twain to take sides.

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When Protectionism Dominated American Politics

How the 1888 elections decided the protectionist course of U.S. economic expansion for decades to come.

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Trump and the Return of American Economic Nationalism

How the nineteenth-century battle between free trade and protectionism shaped the global economic order.

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How to Defeat Trump in the American Heartland

Hillary Clinton needs to become an advocate of German-style codetermination in order to break with the Obama legacy of stagnant wages.

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Destiny Lost? Trump and a US Off Its Moorings

Does criticizing and downplaying other nations help Americans feel better about themselves?

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Paul Romer: Back to a U.S.-Dominated World Bank?

Choosing Romer as World Bank chief economist attempts to restore past U.S. dominance in development banking.

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Free Trade and Moral Hypocrisy

U.S. elites claiming moral superiority by demanding that other people do the sacrificing on trade issues is unprincipled hypocrisy.

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