From the 1890s to the 1970, you could travel from Rochester to Buffalo to Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Dayton to Gary to Chicago to Milwaukee to Detroit, and see the beating heart of American industrial power. 602 more words
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The party has harmed millions of their own former constituents. If they change course, they can reverse their losses
By Thomas Frank
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The tragedy of the 2016 election is connected closely, at least for me, to the larger tragedy of the industrial midwest.
The Bulletin of Indonesia Economic Studies editorship has added this paper to its Editor’s Choice open-access collection. So that licenses me to publicize it, right? But seriously, a massive export boom accompanied by declining real earnings, that’s a puzzle.
Can African countries sustain the relatively high growth rates they attained since 2000? At the start of 2017, putting aside the newsworthy political shifts and the fear of many that the developing world has entered a ‘secular stagnation’, this remains the most vexing question for those of us on the African continent. 961 more words
Donald J. Trump walks out to be sworn in as America’s 45th President.
From German’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, comes the plaintive but very true cry, in an opinion piece in Bilt am Sonntag yesterday: “There is a lot at stake today — with the election of Donald Trump, the old world of the 20th Century is over for good.” 373 more words