Trump will leave a legacy of selfishness and dishonesty | Joseph Stiglitz

The presidents attack on every pillar of society jeopardises the USs continued prosperity and ability to function as a democracy Kirstjen Nielsens withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the Nuclear Forces treaty? And, of course, there is his war on the environment, on healthcare, and on the rules-based international system. This morbid game never ends, of course, because new contenders for the title emerge almost daily. Trump is a disrupting personality, and after hes gone, we may well reflect on how such a deranged and morally challenged person could have been elected president of the worlds most powerful country in the first place. But what concerns me most is Trumps disruption of the institutions that are necessary for the functioning …