If President Trump is good for anything, it’s controlling the news cycle. Every day brings a new disaster to mull and worry about, and that’s how he likes it. The White House news cycle has largely replaced television in my life. Press banned from the briefing room, military on the border to meet asylum seekers, Ivanka’s emails. Real life is worse than some of the most farfetched plot lines a Hollywood writer could think up.
It’s strange that the economy is booming. I look at the stock market, the trade war with China, the threats to our European allies and the continued march of climate change impacts. What’s the economic impact of the Bay Area’s workers clearing out for over a week at a time to avoid noxious air? Something has got to give. Perhaps the recent lowered trading of tech stocks is the harbinger of more to come. Continue reading “How do you build a just economy?”