Derek J. Archambault

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How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Steve Bannon

How America Gave Up on Change

In his last book, economist Tyler Cowen wrote about how machine intelligence could change the world. In his new book, <i>The Complacent Class</i>, he writes about the forces that prevent change from happening. In particular, he argues that America has become more averse to change in recent decades, and …

How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

How to stop an autocracy

The danger isn’t that Trump will build an autocracy. It’s that congressional Republicans will let him.<p>There is nothing about the Trump administration that should threaten America’s system of government. The Founding Fathers were realistic about the presence and popularity of demagogues. The …

Silicon Valley is right—our jobs are already disappearing

Stephen Hawking says that “we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity” and that the “rise of artificial intelligence is …

Entrepreneurship

It’s Putin’s World

How the Russian president became the ideological hero of nationalists everywhere<p>In 2012, Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency after a four-year, constitutionally imposed hiatus. It wasn’t the smoothest of transitions. To his surprise, in the run-up to his inauguration, protesters filled the …

What went wrong? A withering West

How the West is wobbling under the pressures of its neoliberal and geopolitical overreach.<p>Twenty-five years ago, the United States emerged victorious at end of the Cold War. The Soviet Union imploded. European countries eagerly signed up to join a political union and common currency. NATO turned …

Osama Bin Laden

Why We’re Living in the Age of Fear

Jen Senko believes that her father was brainwashed. As Senko, a New York filmmaker, tells it, her father was a “nonpolitical Democrat.” But then he …

Day One for Donald Trump’s Economy, in Charts

A snapshot of the U.S. economy as the 45th president takes office<p>Donald Trump takes office Friday amid a long but historically weak economic expansion. Since his election, economists have raised forecasts and say the economy’s now more likely to outperform even those higher estimates. Here, in …

Donald Trump

These 11 charts on income inequality will make your head explode

Chinese manufacturers are setting up shop in the U.S.

More manufacturing jobs are coming soon to America, courtesy of China.<p>In October, Chinese garment manufacturer Tianyuan Garments Co. sealed a deal to acquire a defunct 100,000-square foot metal fabrications plant in Little Rock, Arkansas.<p>The $20 million investment would make Tianyuan -- which …

U.S. has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000

Donald Trump claims trade with Mexico and China is killing America's middle class. Corporate America says that's false.<p>"History shows that trade made easy, affordable and fast...always begets more trade, more jobs, more prosperity," the founder and CEO of FedEx wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal …

Why Americans are so angry in 2016

The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, many say, is a reflection of the anger in America today.<p>In numerous polls, voters say America's economy is their No. 1 issue. They believe the middle class is dying, trade is killing U.S. jobs and that their kids won't have a chance to get ahead.<p>There's …

Trump Didn’t Flip Working-Class White Voters. The Rust Belt Revolt Is a Myth.

Commentators in charge of explaining Donald Trump’s surprise victory seem to have settled on the idea that the white working class in the Rust Belt …

The dark rigidity of fundamentalist rural America: a view from the inside

As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to …

Why Many Northeast Kingdom Voters Chose Trump

click to enlarge<p>The regulars in the tiny dining room attached to Bob's Quick Stop in Irasburg said that Bernard Peters was the best person to explain …

2016 Election exit polls: How the vote has shifted

Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education

Donald Trump's win followed a campaign that revealed deep divisions that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections.

2016 Election – FiveThirtyEight

We have 1082 articles about the 2016 election.<p>May 30, 2018<p>Apr. 25, 2018<p>Apr. 17, 2018<p>A FiveThirtyEight Chat<p>Filed under Slack Chat

Hate Didn’t Elect Donald Trump; People Did

Tori's Thought BubbleOver the summer, my little sister had a soccer tournament at Bloomsburg University, located in central Pennsylvania. The drive …

Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. foreign assistance budget

More stories<p>Satellite imagery of the Qayyarah oil field reveals the damage Islamic State militants can inflict even when they are on the run.<p>European countries are bound together in many ways. Here is how they are all interconnected.<p>The Syrian conflict has created the largest wave of refugees to …

Oil & Gas Industry

You Are Still Crying Wolf

<i>[Content warning: hate crimes, Trump, racism. I have turned off comments to keep out bad people who might be attracted by this sort of thing. Avoid</i> …

10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world

We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

12/2/15 - Presidential Candidates Address Taxes, Voting, Immigration, and End-of-Life Issues

2016election.procon.org - Learn the 2016 presidential candidates’ positions on seven new issues: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), …

Trump’s Gettysburg Address Overflows with Conservative Ideas

Enacting Trump’s ‘Contract with the American Voter’ would revive a nation in decline.<p>If Donald J. Trump becomes president, he barely will have time …