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America’s Heartland Is Critical to Our Future

Joel Kotkin, RealClearPoliticsThe results of the 2016 presidential election have been ascribed — by the winner’s critics — to racism, hysteria, stupidity, or nostalgia. But what the results most reflected was a looming economic divide. Essentially, Donald Trump won in the parts of the country that grow most of the food, drill for oil and gas, and produce palpable things. The places that went for Hillary Clinton are where intangibles such as media, software, and financial transactions drive the economy. … Read the referenced story here: America’s Heartland Is Critical to…

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