RBA Research: 9/11 and the Origins of Trump

I am interested in making connections between some of the major events of the past 16 years in order to gain some insight into what has brought our country to the point that we have elected Donald Trump as our next president. In particular, I am interested in how the economic, social and political fallout of 9/11 has shaped our modern political landscape. The connections to be made primarily have to do with links between Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve’s immediate response to 9/11, and the 2007 economic downturn, and the spread of xenophobic rhetoric in the wake of 9/11 due to persistent fear mongering, and the combined effects these have had on American politics through the election of Obama, and thus the birth and growth of the Tea Party which I claim has played a large role in making Trump appear to be an electable candidate to a sizable portion of the American public.

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One thought on “RBA Research: 9/11 and the Origins of Trump”

  1. I think you make a very interesting set of chronological connections between the events triggered by 9/11 and the election of Donald Trump. I was wondering how you explain the temporary withdrawal from containment rhetoric during Obama’s terms?


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