"That was no presidential speech; that was a veritable declaration of war. Threatening in tone. Cold and calculating in logic. Change minus the hope.... In domestic policy, the Trump agenda sounds like a blueprint for civil war; in foreign policy, it sounds like the dawn of a new ice age."
The real travesty, and what I think deserves top priority (but I don’t see it), is that we have, in addition to 7.5 million officially unemployed (a number that is closer to 15 million when all the hidden unemployment is accounted for), 23.5 million Americans aged 25-to-54 who reside outside the confines of the labor force. And at a time when job openings are at record highs.
"Democratic leaders are calling his election illegitimate, and most of the media wants Mr. Trump to implode. No President since Nixon will face a more hostile resistance in the press and permanent bureaucracy. Mr. Trump promised to disrupt the status quo, and to succeed he will have to."
Revisiting themes from his improbable campaign victory, Trump said his presidency would aim to help struggling middle-class families, build up the U.S. military and strengthen U.S. borders, while transferring power from Washington and giving it back to "you, the people."
And just like that one of Hillary Clinton's biggest supporters, Warren Buffett, has flipped and after predicting doom under Trump, now expects prosperity for the US under America's new president, while saying he “overwhelmingly” supports Trump’s cabinet picks.
George Soros, speaking in Davos, said the euphoria among stock investors since the victory of Donald Trump will end as uncertainty takes over, and slammed the president elect, saying "I'm personally convinced he's going to fail."
"Everyone is aware that the United States has always tried to" steer" almost all global processes, brazenly interfering in the internal affairs of various countries and waging multiple wars on foreign soil. Iraq, the Arab Spring, Ukraine, and Syria are just a few examples. We can still see their consequences, which range from the complete collapse of the political systems in these countries to wars which claimed tens of thousands of lives."
Half a world away at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz made remarks earlier this week that the US should "get rid of currency." Physical cash means there is no one else standing between you and your savings. But Professor Stiglitz and his colleagues don’t want that. They want a massive, centralized bureaucracy to have control over your savings.