Trump Announces His Economic Advisers Team

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  1. InTheLight

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    In another episode of "I surround myself with the best people" Trump named his economic advisory team today. Thirteen old white men, only two who have studied economics beyond the undergraduate level. Most are Wall Street CEO's or real estate industry CEO's. There is only one CEO from a manufacturing company.

    The Trump campaign said in a statement that the team is comprised of the "top economists in the country as well as the most successful industry leaders in finance, real estate and technology."

    "I am pleased that we have such a formidable group of experienced and talented individuals that will work with me to implement real solutions for the economic issues facing our country," said Trump in a statement.


    http://www.npr.org/2016/08/05/48882...t-and-real-estate-titans-as-economic-advisors
     
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    To me, that means Trump really has picked the best, without compromising for the sake of physical diversity. InTheLight (talk about an ironic name), how many economically conservative black men are there for Trump to choose from, vs. white men? Walter Williams is 80, probably too old. Probably under 1% of Economics PhDs go to blacks, let alone conservative blacks.

    Kuddoes to you ITL, to keep up your Democrat cred, by rallying your fellows around the Democrat party's hatred of white men, even using the phrase "old white men". (Thus implying that these white men are more deserving of being hated because of their generation. They probably call blacks coloreds right?).
     
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    I was referencing "old white men" mainly because none of the advisers were women, not that they were white, and that they were old, meaning they probably have no clue as to how much the ecomony has changed in just the past 10 - 15 years. I wonder how many of them know how to use email or create a .pdf document?

    But yeah, there ought to be a minority represented on the team. I'm sure there is someone he could have picked, but I guess he's just after cronies that think the same way he does and not after any dissenting views.

    All of these guys are Wall Street people or real estate people. No mention of e-commerce or actual physical goods. It's a very narrow slice of economic knowledge and in no way represents the actual US economy.

    Nice try playing the race card, though.
     
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    Stephen More, Economist, founder of Club For Growth, served on editorial board for Wall Street Journal.

    Peter Navarro, PhD in Economics from Harvard, professor expert in trade relations.

    Dan Kowalski, served as Deputy Staff Director in the Senate Budget committee.

    Etc.

    These men are super impressive. World class. I'm not worried about their ability to create pdf documents. In their brief bios I read, only 3 of 13 have any connection to real estate, and only 1 of those 3 appear to be primarily in real estate (Howard Lorber, President and CEO of Vector Group, a publicly-traded company listed by Forbes as one of America's 100 most trusted companies. He's one of several Jews Trump has chosen, so you should like him for your minority quotas. Oh yeah, some of the company's subsidiaries deal in actual physical goods.)

    Compare to Hillary's advisers; socialists who specialize in racism and sexism. (Actually, I give Hillary more credit than that, but not much more.)
     

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