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How destructive is Trump of globalisation?

To please his constituency - the disenfranchised low-income, non-college educated whites - he has already rolled back progress made on trade and migration and made the world less stable.

Donald Trump promised a wall to stop the influx of illegals during his campaign for the US presidency. That wall is now being built. Work was done this week on the stretch of the border between Ciudad Juarez in Mexico's Chihuahua state and Santa Teresa in the US state of New Mexico (above).

A FEW years ago, Angus Deaton, the Nobel Prize-winning Princeton University economist, working with Anne Case, his wife, researched the changing patterns of life expectancy in the United States. They divided the population into several socio-economic categories. They noticed to their great...

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