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It Is Not Just About Trump’s Inadequacies

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Here is more from my favorite Keynesian, Paul Krugman:

It goes without saying that Donald Trump is the least qualified individual, temperamentally or intellectually, ever installed in the White House…

But the broader Republican quagmire — the party’s failure so far to make significant progress toward any of its policy promises — isn’t just about Mr. Trump’s inadequacies. The whole party, it turns out, has been faking it for years. Its leaders’ rhetoric was empty; they have no idea how to turn their slogans into actual legislation, because they’ve never bothered to understand how anything important works.

Take the two lead items in the congressional G.O.P.’s agenda: undoing the Affordable Care Act and reforming corporate taxes. In each case Republicans seem utterly shocked to find themselves facing reality.

Read the full New York Times  op-ed by Krugman

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“Reality TV Populism”

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Paul Krugman, one of my favorite Keynesian economists just wrote a piece titled “Reality TV Populism.” Krugman’s post is all about Trump:

…in what sense is Trump a populist? Basically, he plays one on TV — he claims to stand for the common man, disparages elites, trashes political correctness; but it’s all for show. When it comes to substance, he’s pro-elite all the way.

This is worth a read. Paul Krugmen – Reality TV Populism