Trump Part VI - Principled Republican Leadership

Trump Part VI – Principled Republican Leadership

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Texas

I haven’t slept well lately because I’m worried for the end of the Republic. I’m re-reading about the rise of elected authoritarians, and the uses they make of security crises. I’m concerned Trump could cause an economic or financial crisis, and then use that excuse to subvert the Constitution. When I write all these things, […]

Trump Part V - The Constitutional Crisis

Trump Part V – The Constitutional Crisis

By The Banker | Blog Posts

We can and have survived security crises. We can and have survived economic crises. My worst fever dreams are about how much Trump has already threatened to spark a constitutional crisis. Authoritarians often start out acting within constitutional norms but work to subvert institutions that limit their power, over time. Trump does not respect or […]

Trump Part IV - The Causes and Uses of An Economic Crisis

Trump Part IV – The Causes and Uses of An Economic Crisis

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Wall Street

This is a long post about how Trump has specifically threatened to cause an economic or financial crises through either a trade war or through undermining the US monetary system and credit. [Previous Trump posts in this series introduce my fever dreams of a Trump Presidency, my review of recently-elected authoritarians, and the Machiavellian use […]

Trump Part III - The Use of Security Crises

Trump Part III – The Use of Security Crises

By The Banker | Blog Posts

I can’t predict the future, but we know every US President is tested by security crises – whether domestic or foreign. President Trump’s four years will be no different. [While I’m not predicting the future, in previous posts on Trump I am having nightmares of a potential future, and reviewing the past rise of authoritarians.] […]

Trump Part II - Rise of Authoritarians

Trump Part II – Rise of Authoritarians

By The Banker | Blog Posts

This is part 2 of probably 6 posts on Trump, of which the first one is here. These are not predictions of the future per se, but just a recording of what I worry might happen, and why I can’t sleep at night. A slow unfolding It takes a long time, sometimes years, for the […]