Trump Facilitating China’s Global Economic Leadership

We feel that is it very risky to take any politician’s specific program seriously before political action is taken. The economic world, regardless of the machinations of politicians, is global.
There are international divisions of labor, international trading agreements and strategic alliances between clusters of countries. Trump’s bluster has thrown the majority of the world – Europe, Latin America and Asia – into uncertainty at a time when the world economy is already unstable. Eight years of the Obama reign has been unable to stop the rise of China and Russia as independent of US domination. Trump’s out of touch nationalism will only further send the US into world economic decline.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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