Paul Krugman: Don’t believe his hype — Trump wants to kill the middle class

Jul 5, 2016 by

“Is Mr Trump for any of these things” that will help the middle class? “Not as far as anyone can tell”

 

Paul Krugman: Don't believe his hype — Trump wants to kill the middle classPaul Krugman (Credit: AP/Heribert Proepper)

In his most recent New York Times column, economist Paul Krugman ripped into the notion that the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is in any way, shape, or form “on the side of the American worker.”

His campaign “pos[es] as populist, claiming that getting tough on foreigners and ripping up our trade agreements will bring back the well-paying jobs America has lost,” but it’s all empty rhetoric. The Economic Policy Institute, which Trump likes to site, “is having none of it”:


Lawrence Mishel, the think tank’s president, put out a derisive reply to what he called the “Trump trade scam.” His point was that even if you think, as he does, that trade agreements have hurt American workers, they’re only part of a much broader set of anti-labor policies. And on everything else, Donald Trump is very much on the wrong side of the issues…

US Nobel Prize of Economy winner Paul Krugman delivers his speech after he was awarded with the Global Economy Prize 2010 of the Kiel Institute for World Economy in Kiel, northern Germany, on Sunday, June 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)

US Nobel Prize of Economy winner Paul Krugman delivers his speech after he was awarded with the Global Economy Prize 2010 of the Kiel Institute for World Economy in Kiel, northern Germany, on Sunday, June 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper)

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