Alan S. Blinder (for Info only, not official)

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Alan S. Blinder

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    ...Anywhere else on earth, such an event would be called a coup d’état. Here in the US, we call it the electoral college. It gets stranger. A Pew Research opinion poll conducted between 30 November and 5 December, after the election had cast the usual victor’s glow on Donald Trump, indicated that only 37% of Americans thought Trump was well-qualified for the presidency, just 31% deemed him moral, and a mere 26% viewed him as a good role model. On the other hand, 62% thought he had poor judgement and 65% considered him reckless. And this man won? Perhaps, despite his appalling personal attributes, Trump’s positions on key issues resonated with the electorate. I’ll concentrate on the economic issues that many pundits claim put him in the White House. In fact, judging by Trump’s own statements and his cabinet picks, he’s on the wrong side of almost everyone. ...

    Live Mint on Jan. 9, 2017, 2:43 a.m.