Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

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September 5, 2017 --

The Stock Market -- or don’t dare vote for Trump

Neil Irwin, in The New York Times, November 8, 2016 reported the prediction of Justin Wolfers and Eric Zitzewitz that “major stock markets” would drop “10 to 15 percent” if Donald J. Trump were elected president.

“Citigroup analysts” predicted a Trump “drop of 3 to 5 percent,” and Evergreen ISI expected a Trump “drop of 5 to 6 percent in stocks….”

The Hispanic Vote – or more imagined journalism at The New York Times

Nate Cohn in The New York Times, November 8, 2016 declared: “This year, Hispanic voters, perhaps motivated by Donald J. Trump’s policy proposals (including deportation) and harsh language aimed at undocumented Hispanic immigrants, really might decide this election.