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Why you should care about today’s new-style conspiracism, no matter your politics

Russell Muirhead
Why you should care about today’s new-style conspiracism, no matter your politics

President Trump’s choice to join the Federal Reserve Board, Stephen Moore, is loyal to Trump—he proved that as a campaign adviser from 2016—but does he understand banking and the economy? Economic facts, for Trump, have no independent authority. When Obama was president, Trump viewed basic economic facts like the unemployment rate as manufactured by a conspiracy of government bureaucrats in the Bureau of Labor Statistics designed to make Obama look good.