Donald Trump, the bewildering black swan

They shot at the king, but they didn't kill him.  And because they didn't destroy him, they only made him stronger.  If, a year from now, the economy is robust, Trump will be re-elected in an historic landslide.  His enemies have played right into his hands. This is all because of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), an especially virulent form of the psychiatric disorder known as cognitive dissonance.  If you know, for absolutely certain — as an article of faith — that something is true, and evidence in contradiction of this truth emerges, the psychic toll can be severe.  Experts say it stems from the use of degenerate meta-probability. So it is with Donald Trump and his critics.  At one time, I was one of those critics myself, and I suffered severely when he won the Republican nomination.  I knew that Donald Trump could never win a presidential election for all kinds of...(Read Full Post)
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