Can Trump Make America Great Again by Pascal Bedard
Wednesday 01/February/2017 - 12:01 AM
Shifting tectonic plates in terms of wages، jobs، income distribution، and geopolitics are causing considerable social tension and major changes in the political and economic landscape that must be put into context. The symptoms of these shifting global forces are clear: an “anti elite” global movement with all kinds of proponents on all sides of the ideological spectrum، wage stagnation، high income inequality، public finance pressure، and general frustration. The rage of the masses. This rage takes on forms that some dismiss as populism، but obviously، a lot of people seem unhappy and it is time to bridge the divide by looking deeper at what is going on “out there” in the trenches of daily life. There is a need for an overview of the situation that is explained in plain language and readable by anyone، and that is what this book delivers، in a short and to-the-point approach، typical of my style. This book provides a plain-language yet insightful view of the global economy، labor markets، and geopolitical considerations now and going forward. It will make you "see the world" differently. In it، you will read about how things are fundamentally different now relative to any other time in History; the complex interactions between technology، globalization، wage stagnation، the job market، and inequality; the massive global adjustment process that is underway and is just beginning; immigration issues; financial and economic risk for the “bottom” 80% of the population; mental health and crime indicators that are worrisome and worsening; the debate between “liberals” and “conservatives”; government budgets and tax policy regarding corporations and upper incomes; geopolitical considerations and policymaking for superpowers such as the USA. It is essential reading for any person wanting to “see the big picture” of where they stand and where their country، company، or institution fits within the complex and shifting global landscape so that you “understand what is going on.” I suggest you read it without skipping parts، even when “you know all that”، even the parts you find less interesting، and even more the parts that challenge your ideological stance and beliefs، regardless of your liberal or conservative leaning. It is a must-read for all citizens of high-income countries، and most especially those of the USA.
Paperback: 125 pages Publisher: Independently published (January 17، 2017) Language: English