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How Trump’s political drama could hurt the economy

President Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. – Scott Olson/Getty Images Uncertainty. That’s got to be how you would describe the feeling coming out of Washington these days. There is plenty of policy uncertainty: health care legislation, tax reform, the debt ceiling. There is also political uncertainty: congressional investigations, special prosecutors, lawsuits, even calls for impeachment. ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

Donald Trump passes in front of Montenegrin prime minister Dusko Markovic (on his right) after he pushed him aside at a Nato leaders meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA He crunched hands, shoved shoulders and struck poses. He scoffed chocolates, ignored protocol and harangued heads of state. He denied saying things he had said, then said things that showed he ... Read More »

Trump’s grade on the economy: a B, for now

More than anything else, the performance of the economy during the next several years is likely to determine whether Donald Trump succeeds or fails as president. So how’s he doing? And how should we measure his success in the future? Well, for starters, the economy has earned a solid B since Trump took office in January, according to an exclusive ... Read More »

How Trump’s tax proposal could impact his own business empire

The Trump administration unveiled their proposal to overhaul the tax code on April 26, outlining sharply lower tax rates but fewer tax breaks. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump’s massive tax-cut proposal would slash taxes on hundreds of businesses he and his family own. The White House on Wednesday unveiled a proposal that would cut the top ... Read More »

By shifting perceptions, Trump’s already boosting the economy

Perceptions matter. People make decisions, even life-altering decisions, based on what they perceive as likely to happen. To the extent that public policy affects such decisions, the perception of likely policy change can affect behavior even before the change happens. Something like that seems to be happening in America — and around the world. In the two months since President ... Read More »

What do UK bosses make of Donald Trump’s victory

Donald Trump’s unexpected election victory over his rival Hillary Clinton came at the end of one of the most bruising US presidential election campaigns of recent years. But what will the business mogul do when he takes office in January, and what will be the impact of his economic policies on the UK economy and British businesses? We asked a ... Read More »