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You're Hired!: Untold Successes and Failures of a Populist President

You're Hired!: Untold Successes and Failures of a Populist President

by Casey B Mulligan


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Donald J. Trump had essentially zero experience running for office and his candidacy for President of the United States was opposed by many in both parties that dominate American politics. Nevertheless, in 2016 the American people told him “You’re hired!”. As an insider, scholar, and Chief Economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Casey Mulligan presents riveting first-hand accounts of President Trump’s engagement with policy and politics. The struggle between Trump and a ruling class is skillfully presented by revealing business practices that President Trump is using to dismantle and reshape the Federal administrative state. It proves that today’s populism has some real substance, but also acknowledges Trump’s political incorrectness. You’re Hired! brilliantly details the administration’s successes and failures alongside the scandals, and accurately portrays the approach and capabilities of our President and our government. You will feel like an insider as you learn how Trump handles auto companies, Senator Bernie Sanders, immigration, international aid, the 2016 election, Twitter, and more that the news media has often failed to report or explain. Rigorous evidence is detailed on assertions that the White House staff is in perpetual chaos which is directly attributable to the President. A fascinating comparison of the similarities and differences between Presidents Reagan and Trump is presented along with topics including Obamacare, Putin, the opioid epidemic, and tariffs. This book highlights the great divides created by the President and his “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) supporters being on one side and a small, unelected, and insulated class who have years of experience running, and reporting on the Federal government being on the other side. Anyone wanting to understand, emulate, or oppose President Trump’s “populist” methods will be enthralled by accurate first-hand accounts of how he engages with policy and politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645720133
Publisher: Republic Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/03/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,144,373
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

The Wall Street Journal calls him “The economist who exposed Obamacare.” Casey B. Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. Mulligan has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Clemson University, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies. He served as Chief Economist of the White House Council of Economic Advisers during 2018 and 2019. Casey has received awards and fellowships from the Manhattan Institute, Wolfram Research, the National Tax Association, the Fraser Institute for Public Policy, and various foundations supporting economic research. His research covers capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, health economics, regulation, Social Security, voting and the economics of aging. Mulligan has written widely on discrepancies between economic analysis and conventional wisdom. Before You’re Hired!, he wrote Chicago Price Theory (with Jaffe, Minton, and Murphy), Side Effects and Complications, The Redistribution Recession, and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality. He has also written numerous opeds and blog entries for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, http://blogsupplyanddemand.com, and other blogs and periodicals. Follow @caseybmulligan on Twitter.

Table of Contents

Cast of Characters viii

Preface xi

Introduction xvii

Firsthand accounts of untold stories from President Trump's White House

1 No Laffing Matter 1

How President Trump Surpassed the Technocrats

2 "I Wish That He Would Stay Off Twitter" 14

POTUS Speaks Directly with Voters

3 "America Will Never be a Socialist Country" 29

White House Analysis and Marketing Shirts the 2020 Campaign

"No One in Ohio Cares About Burma" 42

The Washington Bubble and the Opioid Epidemic

5 "We Have a Lot of Love in the Administration" 64

Some Evidence on the Chaos Question

6 "Our Companies Need Help" 80

POTUS Begins Immigration Reform

7 Running the Government Like a Business 90

Perspectives on the Ukraine Call and Other Matters of State

8 "I am a Tariff Man" 105

Comparing Presidents Reagan and Trump

9 "Fake News Should be Talking about This" 130

How Deregulation Reversed the Trend for Prescription Drug Prices

10 Industry Lobbyists Exposed by a Robot 144

The "Young Geniuses" Take on the Rebate and Car Rules

11 "Do I Hear a Cry for Help Out There?" 165

Swamp Creatutes Protect Putin's Bootleggers

Epilogue 180

What We Learn About Our President and Our Government

List of Acronyms 187

Acknowledgments 189

Bibliography of Social Media 191

Bibliography of Books and Articles 197

About the Author 231

Index 232

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