WASHINGTON: I’ve been asked multiple times in the past week whether the January 6th invasion of the US Capitol undermines American democracy. My reply is yes, the pro-Trump mob posed a threat, but it was rather quickly turned back despite the tragic loss of five lives. The president, of course, bears much of the blame for the catastrophe. While he did urge non-violence in his otherwise … Continue reading Leadership Changes Are Essential
Richard Harris hosts discussion of the US presidential election, the global economic slowdown from the corona virus, and the bouyancy of Chinese market with Stewart Aldcroft, William Ma and Barry Wood. https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/money_talk/episode/713082 Continue reading RTHK Money Talk, 10-28-20, With Peter Lewis
Discussion of global unemployment, prospects for fiscal stimulus in the States, and the US presidential election, with analysts Stewart Aldcroft, David Roche and Barry Wood. https://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/money_talk Continue reading RTHK Hong Kong, 10-21-20, Money Talk With Peter Lewis
On May 29 Germany’s Angela Merkel vetoed President Trump’s plan to host this year’s Group of Seven summit in Washington at the end of June. Chancellor Merkel said the still active corona virus made it impossible for her to travel to the US. Merkel’s public declaration did not sit well with the president who envisaged a face to face gathering of global leaders as an electoral … Continue reading President Trump Wants to Expand the G7. Can He Do That?
WASHINGTON: Historian Douglas Brinkley of Rice University describes the unexpected victory of Donald Trump as a social revolution comparable only to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. “There’s been nothing like this in our lifetime,” said the respected authority on the presidency. Pollsters and pundits—including myself—were completely wrong-footed. In retrospect there were signals that were missed. In my case two days before the … Continue reading Is Trump Victory a Mandate for Change?