The working class election

By Michael Stumo While identity politics was a big part of the media’s election narrative, those issues did not actually drive voters’ election choices. Instead, exit polls showed they voted on the basis of the economy, not identity. There are still competing narratives about how the election was won. Some say racists prevailed to elevate…

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I For One, Welcome Our 3D Printer Overlords

[Greg Autry| November 22, 2016 |Forbes] KIRK: Twenty? I can’t run a starship with twenty crew. WESLEY: The M-5 can. KIRK: And what am I supposed to do? WESLEY: You’ve got a great job, Jim. All you have to do is sit back and let the machine do the work.                  -“The Ultimate Computer”, Star Trek, 1968 One clear message…

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Alan Tonelson: Key to a Great Economy Is a World-Class Manufacturing Sector

[John Hayward| November 16, 2016 |Breitbart] Economist Alan Tonelson, founder of the economics and public policy blog RealityChek, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about Donald Trump’s vision for the economy. Tonelson said it was “painfully clear” that “tens of millions of American voters were reacting to not only the version of…

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The Waterloo of Market Fundamentalism

[Ian Fletcher| November 17, 2016 |Huffington Post] Trump’s election represents a lot of things, but one thing that doesn’t seem to have been quite noticed as much as it should be is this: it is the Battle of Waterloo, the final decisive defeat, of market fundamentalism. Market fundamentalism, for readers unfamiliar with the term, is the belief…

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