Nicholas Bloom Quotes.
Politics has become very unpredictable, making things so very difficult for individuals and also for companies.
Elections themselves do not necessarily lead to more corporate uncertainty – quite the reverse, stable democracies create a reliable environment. And elections have caused hardly any change in the basic economic framework in the last few decades.
Many people who have lost out in the last few decades voted for Trump. Trump will have a difficult time turning them into winners. The jobs of these people are not at risk because of Chinese or Mexican workers, but because of robots and computers. And new trade barriers and higher tariffs are not going to change that.
Decreasing economic growth and increasing inequality leads to increased uncertainty.
The rise of populist parties such as the Five Star Movement in Italy and the Front National in France are rocking the political certainties of the last decades. And that also affects the economy.
The high-tech industry needs the immigration of highly qualified labor, from India, from China, from everywhere.