In this episode of Nothing Exempt, we did an interview with Dr. Harald Malmgren.
He is a non-partisan expert on trade, politics, and international relations who served in four different presidential administrations (Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford). In this interview, we discuss the trade war, how Xi is expected to react to increased aggression on tariffs, the politics behind US-Russian relations, and why political polarization has heated up so much since the 1980s.
7:30 - Xi Jinping's expected reaction to trade news and how he handles governance generally
22:20 - Harald's role in Kennedy admin and opinion on what caused Vietnam war to escalate
27:40 - Financialization of the economy and the resulting political polarization in the US (SPY)
34:19 - The roots of the US-Russia post Cold War rivalry and animosity (RSX)
43:18 - Biggest political challenges of 21st century (inequality, industry concentration, and who will pay excess debts in the economy). These are political not pure economic questions.
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