Voters plainly want an end to our intractable conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and they don’t want another dollar or drop of blood expended to install western democracy in the sectarian Middle East. Trump must resolve to stay out of Syria, stop the saber rattling toward Iran, and reject the crazed calls for resurrecting a Cold War with Russia. He must refuse to normalize constant war as an acceptable feature of American life. By trusting his deal-making nature and refusing to start — or intensify — another conflict, Trump could shock the world by actually presenting a kinder, gentler America.
While Donald Trump’s following through with his “America First” foreign policy promises would be a revelation worth celebrating, decentralization is the only true way to Make America Great Again.
On the next Mises Weekendsthis week, Jeff is joined by John Tamny, a writer and editor at RealClearMarkets and Forbes. They dissect Trump's economics, especially his reflexive trade protectionism and fetish for exports over imports. They also talk about the policies Trump might get right, especially when it comes to the Fed.
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