The overarching theme of today's daily post is post-globalization. I hadn't intended to have a single theme as I started writing the morning daily posy for today. But there are so many interlocking news items around the breakdown of global cooperation and of global trade that I decided to make this a thematic post.
The way to think about this is as Donald Trump best representing those who believe globalization has gone too far and want to ratchet back its impact, by force if necessary. And part and parcel of that anti-globalization movement is unilateral action premised on a "might makes right" ethos.
The way I think of it is as Trump abrogating America's pledge to be a benevolent superpower that maintains a global world order. Instead, under Trump, the US will be one of many global acto...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.