Skeptics question the sudden push for marijuana legalization, which is largely funded by wealthy investors linked to Big Agriculture and Big Pharma.
It was inevitable that the GOP would nominate someone like Donald Trump: an "outsider" who openly advocates nationalist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant sentiments.
Ravi Batra is a professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. This article is based on his two books, "The New Golden Age" and "Greenspan's Fraud." His web site is ravibatra.com.