Let me run something by you. I was thinking about the economic implications of the US midterm election this morning when I happened across various accounts about Donald Trump's press conference yesterday. A lot of the focus was on his interaction with CNN's Jim Acosta, who has had his White House press credentials revoked. Conservative British columnist Andrew Gimson and Liberal American Writer Greg Sargent have good takes on what transpired. I suggest you read them here and here.
Imagine Alexander Gauland as German Chancellor
Reading through Gimson's account, it struck me; Donald Trump could have never become UK Prime Minister the way Theresa May did. And then I thought about Germany too. It's the same. The CDU would never let someone like Trump become its Chancellor candidate. The analog...
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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.