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Mark Bassani

Mark Bassani is the pen name of a political and economic writer based in Washington, D.C.

Waning reach

Uncle Sam doesn't command the same audience he did half-a-century ago, so how then to best use his voice?

Unthinkable thinking

Donald Trump's economic priorities are overturning old apple carts, but it's unwise to blindly label all the shakeups as bad.

Answer A.

Donald Trump's foreign policy is a Republican foreign policy, and overthinking his motives gets you nowhere.

Mirages

Whether it's the policies of Donald Trump, Teresa May or those of Japan, the economic song remains retro.

Slogans and shortcuts

Emmanuele Macron seemed to spoil Donald Trump just enough to accomplish his mission become a handbrake.

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