Adam T. Bradley

Friday Readings

  • Providence Journal: Trump is shocked Carrier took him literally
    One of the best explanations of the Donald Trump 2016 phenomenon is this, via Salena Zito: The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.
  • Real-World Economics Review Blog: The slow, painful death of the TPP
    The basic point that everyone should know by now is that the TPP had little to do with trade. The United States already had trade deals with six of the 11 other countries in the pact. The trade barriers with the other five countries were already very low in most cases, so there was little room left for further trade liberalization in the TPP.
  • Annoyed Librarian: Children’s Librarians Corrupting the Youth The headline is, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lied to You As a Child,” because the editor doesn’t understand what the word “lie” means.
  • The Hard Times: Trump Appoints Your 8th Grade Bully Secretary of Defense
    “We’re not only going to make Mexico pay for the wall, they’ll also give America an extra $2 every day, so we can buy a pop.”