Sunday, February 19, 2017

Globalization and President Trump

Now that "America First" reigns, it's time to have a conversation about whether globalization helps or hurts the United States.
Michael Curtis

One may be forgiven for believing that Hollywood has moved to Washington, D.C. Instead of James Bond, the political scene is full of heroes and villains; allegations of international spies; contacts of officials of the Trump administration with Russian intelligence operatives, if not with President Vladimir Putin himself; and illegal intercepted phone calls.

 Though the scenario is amusing, so far it lacks evidence of collusion between the two sides to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election or any aspect of policy. It is less amusing but more important for the political and media worlds to turn attention from obsession with the reporting on publicly unrevealed phone calls to more sober topics such as global trade, the possibility of a trade war, and the tax agenda of President Donald Trump that may effect that trade war............More

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