A tentative trade deal between the United States and China proved a welcome distraction for a White House rattled by events in Syria and the unfolding impeachment investigation. But is it worth the paper it's not printed on? Not according to this week's guest, economist Dr Stephen Kirchner, who runs us through the economic dangers facing President Trump in the upcoming election year.

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Produced by Apoorva Kolluru.

Thanks to the Bubbamara Brass Band, Ketsa and Kevin McLeod for their musical contributions to this week's episode.