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Can Trumponomics work?

Greater infrastructure spending is welcome, but anti-free trade policies could lead to an economic downturn

By George Magnus  

United States President-elect Donald Trump ©Ron Sachs/DPA/PA Images

It’s not been a week since Donald Trump was elected US president, and both the mainstream press and my corner of social media—an echo chamber, admittedly—are in full cry about the end of the world as we know it. The truth is that we just don’t know what will happen.

In his first major TV interview, Trump pulled back from the total repeal of Obamacare that he had said would be a priority, suggesting some…

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