Yesterday, I wrote about what unilateralism looks like on the domestic front. And in many ways, it's similar to international unilateralism. The guiding principle is to prematurely forgo compromise and take a stance, defending it aggressively, thus, forcing an adversary to counter.
I believe Donald Trump may do this with the issue of birthright citizenship. He is not just engaging in pre-midterm bluster. I believe Trump is prepared to try and change citizenship laws by executive order or by whatever other means he can.
Reader Peter wrote me, saying "I have no legal background so I am just curious, could the Supreme Court potentially interpret the 14th in a way so that an executive order could end birthright citizenship? Thanks."
Well, I don't have a legal backgrou...
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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.