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For those few people left who still believe Donald Trump is unconventional but canny, that there is a method to the madness, the revelations of last week should clarify.The American economy in particular is robust, with strong growth and low unemployment.Martin Wolf of the Financial Times points out that since the early 1950s, the world economy has grown every year and, other than a few exceptions, always at 2 percent or higher.The American economy is a vast, complex $19 trillion beast that is shaped more by large, structural trends than by a few policy changes in Washington.The three broader trends shaping the world are peace, globalization and technology.America, the world's leading architect of the international order and stability, seems determined to disrupt it.That leaves the technological revolution that has transformed the world. But here also the trends are not entirely promising for America.
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