Deep, deep roots of patriotism.
The inaugural speech of US President Donald J Trump (yes, it feels as strange for us to write as for you to read) sounded much like the speeches of candidate Donald J Trump, with little detectable change in either substance or in tone.
Trump: inaugurations, hotels, ethics, $100 cocktails you couldn’t pay me to drink; the declining authority of statistics; the efficacy of fake news; how viral WhatsApp hoaxes are India’s own fake news crisis; Citi hit with civil ‘spoofing charges’; Lucas on post-Nato Baltics; an underground pig network in New York.; Adoptly, the Tinder for child adoption; other stuff.
A note from the chief Brexit negotiator for the European parliament; China’s WTO entry, 15 years on; Trumps approval ratings; Shiller on US asset prices; a potted history of Stiglitz; Davos… now with more Pokemon Go based efforts to tackle poverty; nobody is building homes for billionaires; if you’re being a tax haven we only really want London; behavioural econ in the Garden of Eden; other stuff.
With all the usual caveats that attend such polls and surveys, let’s start with immigration. A Pew survey finds that American views of immigrants have improved throughout the Obama years, representing a complete reversal of what they were twenty years ago:
Levine on Citadel and SIP latency arbitrage; RBI independence as a project; not everyone enjoyed Xi’s Davos speech; Pettis asks if China can survive Trump; Nixon’s basic income plan; how to read the Trump dossier; Chavez and the resource curse; Bitcoin HFT; Japanese toilet industry agrees to standardize complex bidet controls; other stuff.