U.S. and Us

I due grandi partiti americani in tumulto

Fino a non più tardi di dieci anni fa nella democrazia americana i candidati espressi per la presidenza o per il Congresso, di entrambi i partiti, provenivano da un contesto ben definito. Un’estrazione culturale, politica, economica, razziale e se vogliamo anche di genere non soggetta a mutamenti significativi...

Donald Trump and the strategic value of unorthodox political behavior

It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump boarded the golden elevator in Trump Tower to kick off his presidential campaign. In that relatively short time, he has survived almost countless revelations and incidents that would have destroyed another candidate or another president...

Thus Donald Trump joined the global conflict on technology

If you have any doubts about the true defining issue of our time, all you have to do is look at the divisions within the Trump Administration itself over economic policy: President Donald Trump is doing what he was elected to do – attack the economy and lifestyle of t...

L’amministrazione, grandi ambizioni e molti nemici interni

Donald Trump fa bella mostra di non curarsi dello “standard ridicolo” dei cento giorni della presidenza, ricorrenza che ha etichettato come “non molto significativa”, una “barriera artificiale” - inventata da Franklin Delano Roosevelt ai tempi della Grande Depressione per sottolineare le premesse di un’azione presidenziale rapida ed efficace...

The fireworks of the early Trump presidency

Boy, what a show! Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office easily dwarfed P.T. Barnum’s XIX-Century “Greatest Show on Earth” and there is no doubt that it is the President of the United States who can now claim the mantle of “Shakespeare of Advertising” given to the entertainment entrepreneur 150 years ago...

Trump’s approach to American jobs

Will Donald Trump “bring back” jobs to the United States? From the answer to this question depends the success or failure of his presidency. Immigration, environment, foreign policy: all the rest matters little compared to this issue: jobs, jobs, jobs...

Mark Zuckerberg e la retorica dell’anti-Trump

Fin dall’elezione di Donald Trump alla Casa Bianca lo scorso novembre, Mark Zuckerberg, 32enne inventore di Facebook, si è imposto tra le voci contrarie al nuovo presidente...

The New Administration's Energy Puzzle

On February 28th, US President Donald Trump delivered his first address to Congress, driving home twin themes of economic opportunity and efforts to protect the American people. The Trump Doctrine, as best as it can be discerned at this inchoate stage, is a mix of economic nationalism coupled with an insular definition of national security...

Trump e il difficile salto dalla retorica alla pratica

«Non fatemi scendere nei dettagli» è una frase che il portavoce della Casa Bianca ripete spesso, quando gli viene chiesto di parlare della riforma del sistema sanitario o di quella fiscale o del modo in cui l’amministrazione intenda finanziare il piano di infrastrutture promesso in campagna elettorale...

Why America needs a new capitalism

The outcome of the recent US presidential election had many causes – national elections are, after all, complicated affairs. But the state of the American economy – and, in particular, a variety of long-simmering problems plaguing working families – clearly played a role in producing such an unconventional and disruptive result...