What on earth was Donald Trump up to in the late 1980s? Yesterday’s bombshell report about the president’s tax history—in which the New York Times revealed that Trump in those years may have “lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer”—has quickly focused attention on a chaotic period when he established his glittering national brand as a dealmaker but also sowed the seeds of his near-ruin. POLITICO’s Michael Kruse dove deep into that head-spinning stretch of Trump’s life, capturing this unique portrait of how Trump built, and almost destroyed, his façade of public success. ***Story Continued Below Reviewers trashed Donald Trump’s first book. They dismissed The Art of the Deal as self-promotional pap. They called the author a huckster. “The man’s lack of taste is as vast as his lack of shame,” said the Washington Post. Fortune noted his “shallowness” and … [Read more...] about 1988: The Year Donald Trump Lost His Mind
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JAN. 29, 2019 In the barely inhabited steppes of Central Asia, it is establishing the next foothold in its trillion-dollar campaign to transform global infrastructure. In the barely inhabited steppes of Central Asia, it is establishing the next foothold in its trillion-dollar campaign to transform global infrastructure. By BEN MAUK Photographs and Video by ANDREA FRAZZETTA JAN. 29, 2019 The Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility is a striking name for an absence. It is the point farthest from a sea or ocean on the planet. Located in China just east of the border with Kazakhstan, the pole gets you a good distance from harbors and coastlines — at least 1,550 miles in any direction — into an expanse of white steppe and blue-beige mountain that is among the least populated places on earth. Here, among some of the last surviving pastoral nomads in Central Asia, nestled between two branches of the Tian Shan range on the edge of Kazakhstan, the largest infrastructure … [Read more...] about Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere Into the Center of the World Economy?