Monday, January 9, 2017

Who Will Donald Trump Turn Out To Be?

Brad DeLong compares Trump to Ronald Reagan, Silvio Bersculoni, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and regretfully, even Mussolini.  Each of them had a chaotic set of ideas without a clear idea about how they might work out.  Reagan was full of ideas but those who worked for him were uncertain about how to implement any of the pieces.  A mythology exists about Reagan but the reality is much different.  Nothing good came from Governor Schwarzenegger, Bersculoni or Mussolini.  We can expect the same from Trump.  We just don't know how the puzzle pieces will fit together.  In any case, he is more likely to impair our nation rather than making it great again. 

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