More importantly, things could get much worse. Humanity has many examples of civilizations that have collapsed, usually due to political and environmental stupidity. Put bluntly: disruption is not always good, even disruption that is hated by city elites. City elites have been disrupted by populist strongmen in country after country over the past century, from Juan Peron in Argentina, to Fidel Castro in Cuba, to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. In each case, the disruption led to
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Is Donald Trump Just Kidding?
The second common argument from pro-Trump businesspeople is that he won’t actually enact any of his policies. As one Trump supporter said in an interview with Business Insider:
I do not agree with a blanket ban (and personally I think he never meant it) … I have no doubt that Trump is a smart guy who won’t be deporting massively millions of people.
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More importantly, what if this is wrong? What is the exit strategy if Trump actually means what he says? Bankruptcy law won’t work for the United States economy or international security, let alone protectionism and domestic racism. The checks and balances of United States civil society and government might reduce Trump’s power, but a vote for Trump would go a long way toward weakening those checks and balances.
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