‘I don’t think that candidate is who you think he is’

This meme applies to a lot of populists, non-interventionists, and fiscal hawks, who think Trump is one of them: The tax cuts and defense spending is a shoe-in…border control, wall, deportations, and trade deal renegotiation…much less likely. Politics is storytelling. Tell people a good story…

Trump stimulus is not important

What Happens When Trump’s Populism Collides with Ryan’s Austerity? Ryan rejects Trump’s agenda on trade, on immigration, and, not least, on infrastructure. In September, a reporter asked Ryan about Trump’s proposal to spend $550 billion on infrastructure (a more modest version of Bannon’s trillion-dollar fantasy)….

Small Criticisms of Trump’s Economic Platform

Although I am trying to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, there are some problems with his economic vision thus far: First, Trump is falling into the stimulus trap of creating short-term results at long-term expense: Economist Explains Why Trump Infrastructure Plan Will Be…

No, a Trump victory will not doom the US economy and stock market

A recession is the confluence of many factors that converge at roughly the same time. Trump being inaugurated will not suddenly cause producers to stop producing, consumers to stop consuming, and manufactures to stop manufacturing. Similarly, Britain leaving the EU in June of 2016 didn’t…

Hillary’s 12 point lead shrinks down to just ONE POINT

November 8th cannot come soon enough as the Hillary campaign watches its lead, once as high as 12 points, evaporate to just two: And this was before the Friday email story, so it’s possible Trump may be ahead by a few points by now. Nine…

Scott Aaronson Sees the Light…sorta

From Aaron Daddy, why didn’t you blog about Trump? I explained earlier how abysmally I think Trump comes across under the cold light of reason. But how does he look to my inner five-year-old, or my inner self-serving orangutan? Well, Trump’s campaign has attracted some…

Zerohedge, Trump and Anti-Establishment Liberalism

In response to a reporter being choke-slammed at a Trump rally, ‘Tyler Durden’ of Zerohedge writes: Last week, in what some view as a prelude to a fascist future for America, Trump suggested he would change libel laws in order to give himself greater scope…

The Daily View: Trump and Meta-narratives

With the exception of Hillary and Trump’s sweep of Super Tuesday, not much going on. Hillary is the most ‘establishment’ candidate, which should bode well for stocks, but I still prefer Trump. Some in ‘NRx-sphere’ probably own stocks and other investments, but advocate some form…

The Daily View: Today in Stupid

A child genius explains how she can memorize a shuffled deck of cards in less than an hour That’s like saying ’7-foot-tall basketball player shows how he dunks basketball’…gee I wonder if being tall/genius has anything to do with it?Geniuses are good at memorizing stuff,…