In 1990 I published an article entitled "Why Political Risk Insurance Will Grow in the 1990s". At that time, the former Soviet
President-Elect Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should be taken seriously, despite how mercurial he has already proven to be in failing to follow through on a variety of other campaign promises.
An inability to predict where the next weather, cyber or terrorist-related attack will occur has placed a premium on understanding
But from the moment Donald Trump descended down the escalator at Trump Tower to face the media and announce his candidacy
The constant media frame for the shocking-to-many success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that both campaigns represent the rejection of elites in favor of populism, albeit contradictory populisms of the right and left. Would that it were so simplistic.
What did Romney have? A thin "five point plan" with less substance than Ronald Reagan's offhand remarks. The same old Republican orthodoxy, only of interest to orthodox Republicans.
Instead of the Democrats turning against free trade and the Republicans turning against mass immigration, as I formerly predicted, the Republican convention and platform reveal we're getting something else.
While the IMF and the labor movement might have some differing views, our goals are ultimately the same -- standing against narrow domestic interests, against nationalism, against war. And standing for better living standards for all, and for peace.