I've written my initial reaction to the news out of Germany that Angela Merkel is stepping down at the end of her terms as party chairwoman and Chancellor. Hit up this link for that story. It's on nationalism filling the void. And so that naturally leads me to Trumpism, given that Trump now calls himself a nationalist.
I know the title is a bit provocative, but listen to my reasoning below. And rather than trying to figure out who did what and why, let's make predictions and look at likely outcomes. Now, to do that, let's first go back to February 2017.
Trump the cultural warrior
Here's what I was saying just after Trump assumed office:
Early on in President Trump’s new administration, too much of his energy is being placed on divisive ‘cultural’ issues and not enough attention is being p...
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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.