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Economists and Trump: Straight Talk on Trade

By Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Originally published at Project Syndicate Are economists partly responsible for Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US presidential election? Even if they may not have stopped Trump, economists would […]

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Italy’s Bank Rescues Founder, With Small Savers and Prime Minister Renzi as Casualties

Yves here. As regular readers may recall, the European Union’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive came into effect in January 2016. Experts deemed it to be disastrously flawed. For instance, it failed to create an EU-wide deposit guarantee scheme, and relies on often-undercapitalized national programs. And rather than have national […]

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Where Was Roosevelt?

By Staughton Lynd, a peace and civil rights activist, historian, professor, author and lawyer. Originally published in Radical America, July-August 1974 as “The United Front in America: a Note;” cross posted from Louis Proyect’s website Between the harsh and isolating politics of 1929-1933 and the bland and self-abasing politics of […]

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Thwarting Trump’s Climate Change Rollback: The Green-State Climate Agreement

Yves here. Note that political leaders in California have already vowed to press ahead with their more stringent climate-change-combatting programs. By Frank Ackerman, Senior economist at Synapse Energy Economics, and a senior research fellow at GDAE at Tufts University. Originally published at Triple Crisis In January Donald Trump will endorse […]

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Trump Victory Kayoes TPP

Jerri-Lynn here: In this short post, the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) Jack Gao reports on some implications of the White House’s concession that the election of Donald Trump has kayoed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Although Hillary Clinton also claimed to have reversed her initial support for […]

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Tweeting Brexit: Narrative Building and Sentiment Analysis

Lambert here: One might imagine “sentiment engineers,” gaming Twitter, using sentiment analysis as a metric for their success. Interesting nonetheless, given Twitter’s role in the Presidential election just past. By Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Communications and Events at Bruegel, and Henrik Muller, Professor of economic and political Journalism at the […]