Trump’s Economic Plan Could Work

Our country’s roads and bridges need serious modernization. Trump’s proposed $1 trillion, 10-year spending spree on infrastructure portends a revitalization for our nation’s groundwork at breakneck speed. Building housing and roads is only viable if there exists demand for its uses, however, and economists have been quick to doubt the viability of Trump’s economic proposals. Harvard’s Larry Summers, former chief economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has expressed serious concern over Trumpian economics, citing the recent rising U.S. dollar as a major concern. “Every business deciding whether to locate in Ohio or Mexico is finding Mexico 20 percent cheaper,” says Summers. “That’s a huge tilt against the United States.”


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