January 4, 2017

"None of this is good news."

As openly admitted, I have been very impressed with many of President-Elect Trump's personnel picks and his style in general since the election. I gave President Obama a chance, and I certainly have more in common with P-E Trump.

But we will soon face the damages from my initial reservations. I've accepted Sen. Jeff Sessions as AG, not because I am a fan, but because he represents what Trump campaigned on -- an AG Sessions fulfills a campaign promise, albeit one I did not want.

A couple of negative stories today from two sources I highly esteem:

  • Tyler Cowen looks at his picks for Commerce and US Trade. I stole his summary for this post's headline;

  • Don Boudreaux links to Cowen and piles on, most notably blasting USTR nominee Robert Lighthizer’s incorrect views of the trade deficit.


Can't win 'em all, I guess.

Trump Agonistes Posted by John Kranz at January 4, 2017 12:51 PM
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