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The Buckle on the Rust Belt.

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

American Society

The Democrats' Davos ideology won't win back the midwest

The party has harmed millions of their own former constituents. If they change course, they can reverse their losses

By Thomas Frank

The tragedy of the 2016 election is connected closely, at least for me, to the larger tragedy of the industrial midwest.

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Could resource exports depress blue-collar earnings?

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.


US President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump tried to put a first month of tumult behind him Friday, pitching himself as a champion of US jobs and industry during a visit to Boeing in South Carolina.

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Breaking News

Four high-growth scenarios for Africa

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


Defending Globalization (but now with some reservations)

Fareed Zakaria has an article titled, “In defense of globalization,” which even with its stated aim is not the standard sort of endorsement of globalization to which we grew accustomed in the 1990s. 213 more words

Free Trade

Trump's Arrival Is a Global Development, Deny It Though He May

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