The New Midwest: The paradoxical nature of Schrödinger’s Midwest (which seems to be either declining or not declining) inspired The Economist to investigate this perplexing phenomenon. In fact, both averments are true. Large cities with a long history, stable talent base, and/or quality universities are experiencing a renaissance, as are smaller cities with strong universities. Other cities that have nothing unique to offer, however, are indeed in decline.
They’re Takin’ our Jerbs: The Economist points out the obvious: low-skilled labor, such as the manufacturing jobs for which POTUS waxes nostalgic, are among the most at risk for automation ‘over the next decade or two.’ Expect working class grievance politics to accelerate in that time period.
It’s The Economy, Stupid: With the increasing volatility surrounding trade, the failing New York Times has sought to determine whether the Donald’s tariffs are impacting the economy. In an election year, the trends identified are worth observation.
The Trade Apprentice: Baffled by POTUS’ inconsistent, extemporized trade agenda, The Economist looked to The Apprentice to try to understand 45’s views on dealmaking, with a particular lens focused on his obsession with “reciprocity.”….