US President Herbert Hoover's inaugural ball in March 1929. Before the year was out, the Roaring Twenties would come to an end and the Great Depression would begin. The following year he introduced the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which brought in duties placed on over 20,000 imported goods. It’s political intent was to preserve American jobs. Anything sound familiar? Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
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Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

The world must accept that Trump firmly believes it needs the US, more than the US needs it

If the rest of the world won’t dance to his tune, the new president is perfectly prepared to pull up the economic drawbridge

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US President Herbert Hoover's inaugural ball in March 1929. Before the year was out, the Roaring Twenties would come to an end and the Great Depression would begin. The following year he introduced the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which brought in duties placed on over 20,000 imported goods. It’s political intent was to preserve American jobs. Anything sound familiar? Photo: Reuters
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