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A question for cold warriors

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We now live in a country where the Director of National Intelligence is fired for doing his duty, for going to Congress and truthfully reporting intelligence information about our adversaries. We now live in a country where top intelligence officials must lie about foreign threats in order to keep their jobs. Here’s my question: For how much longer should we believe our intelligence community when they report on “threats” from China that happen to mesh with the propaganda coming out of the Trump administration? PS. The new acting DNI is a Trump hack and a purveyor of right wing fake news. Still don’t think we are a banana republic? Tags:

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We now live in a country where the Director of National Intelligence is fired for doing his duty, for going to Congress and truthfully reporting intelligence information about our adversaries.

We now live in a country where top intelligence officials must lie about foreign threats in order to keep their jobs.

Here’s my question: For how much longer should we believe our intelligence community when they report on “threats” from China that happen to mesh with the propaganda coming out of the Trump administration?

PS. The new acting DNI is a Trump hack and a purveyor of right wing fake news. Still don’t think we are a banana republic?


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Scott Sumner
Scott B. Sumner is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, the Director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an economist who teaches at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. His economics blog, The Money Illusion, popularized the idea of nominal GDP targeting, which says that the Fed should target nominal GDP—i.e., real GDP growth plus the rate of inflation—to better "induce the correct level of business investment".

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