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What will Trump do to American workers?

The decades since Reagan have been marked by vastly increased inequality

Paul Krugman | NYT 

With Steve Bannon out of the White House, it’s clearer than ever that Donald Trump’s promise to be a populist fighting for ordinary workers was worth about as much as any other Trump promise — that is, nothing. His agenda, such as it is, amounts to reverse Robin Hood with extra racism — the conventional Republican strategy of taking from struggling families to give to the rich, while distracting lower-income whites by attacking Those People, with the only difference being just how blatantly he plays the race card. At first sight, however, the Trump version ...

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First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 08:32 IST
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