Political Economy category archive
David explains how tariffs work. It’s not how Donald Trump claims they work, despite the Trumpettes’ spin.
Werner Herzog’s Bear imagines George Bailey’s Bedford Falls three quarters of a century later.
It ain’t purty, folks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a controversy in a school district that led to an ouster of a majority of the school board.
Follow the link for details.
Sam uses a clip of Anand Giridharadas on The Daily Show to offer a technique for separating progressives from pseudo-progressives.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Noam Sphancer tries to figure out why Donald Trump is obsessed with President Obama. A snippet:
The answer is not that Obama is black, or a democrat. Rather, it is that in Obama, Trump sees his antithesis–everything he is not and cannot be. Politics aside, a fair look at what is already publicly known about the two men will suffice to conclude quite readily that Obama has basic decency, which is a core quality of character that garners intuitive respect across cultures and times, independent of one’s status, wealth or fame.
Follow the link for his reasons for reaching that conclusion.
Catherine Rampell tries to make sense of Donald Trump’s claims of success in his trade wars.
Follow the link to see how well that works out.