US Politics & Policy
Being US president is surprisingly hard, says US president; Dalio gave a TED talk about radical transparency; trade and technology duke it out at CUNY; fun with central bank Calvinball; the race to build the world’s first sex robot; other stuff.
Coal isn’t dead, and it might even get support from the Trump Administration’s policies. Unfortunately, that won’t provide much-needed help to the regions hit hardest by coal-mining job losses and the opioid epidemic.
Gary Cohn wants to put unhealthy food back on the retail financial services menu.
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:
In the absence of concrete policy plans from the incoming Republican administration, and a sense of how those might play with the respective caucuses (caucusi?) in the House and Senate, the easy assumption is the Federal government will spend more on bridges and roads and/or cut taxes. But history suggests Trump can act in unpredictable ways.
Including… – DeLong on why Keynes wrote “In the Long Run We Are All Dead” – A WSJ series on passive vs active investing. – John Cassidy on HRC’s plans to squeeze the ultra-rich. – And somewhat awkwardly on how Democrats killed their populist soul.