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Week in Review: November 12, 2016

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11/11/2016

It happened. The establishment intelligentsia was wrong. With the support of 26 percent of eligible voters, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. 

So what comes next? Who knows! The problems inherit with politics still remain, the economy is full of warning signs, and there’s nothing government can do to make America great again besides getting out of the way. Will Trump deliver American a new foreign policy? Will his policies enrich the pockets of “fly over” voters that got him into office? Will he ditch his calls for protectionism for genuine free trade? We’ll see.

But at least he has the left embracing secession.

On Mises Weekends, Jeff is joined by Allen Mendenhall of the Blackstone & Burke Center for Law and Liberty to go over the aftermath of Donald Trump's surprising victory in this week's presidential election. Jeff and Allen discuss questions such as: Will Trump's election genuinely transform American politics? Why aren't progressives cheering the Republican Party being led by a cosmopolitan New York City protectionist? And should libertarians celebrate the defeat of the Bush and Clinton political dynasties? Plus Allen gives his analysis of Trump's proposed Supreme Court justices, and whether the importance of the Supreme Court is overstated by conservatives and libertarians.

Jeff Deist and Allen Mendenhall: Election Postmortem

And in case you missed any of them, here are the articles featured this week on the Mises Wire:

And if you weren't able to view our Mises Circle last Saturday on The End of Politics, our talks are available online:

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