n the Lewis model of a dual economy, much of the low-wage sector has little influence over public policy. Check. The high-income sector will keep wages down in the other sector to provide cheap labor for its businesses. Check. Social control is used to keep the low-wage sector from challenging the policies favored by the high-income sector. Mass incarceration – check. The primary goal of the richest members of the high-income sector is to lower taxes. Check. Social and economic mobility is low. Check.
My Crystal Ball1. Sessions is toast. He'll be forced to resign or will be fired by the end of July. His replacement will face a brutal confirmation process. 2. Trump will figure out a way to fire Mueller in August. Mueller will then get hired as a special prosecutor by Congress. 3. By the end of the year, Mueller will find evidence of extensive financial crimes by Trump and members of his inner circle. Mueller will also find that key Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russian government to help Trump win the election. 4. Trump will pardon everyone in his inner circle that committed a crime. 5. Trump will negotiate with Pence to resign in exchange for a pardon from Pence. 6. Pence's pardon of Trump and the resulting low approval ratings will make Pence a lame duck from the beginning. 7. The fallout from the fiasco of the Trump presidency will cause the electorate to abandon the Republican Party en masse in the midterms. 2018 will be an absolute landslide for Democrats in the House. Democrats will also squeak through to a 51-49 majority in the Senate. 8. No major legislation will pass until 2020. Pence will face heavy competition in the 2020 Republican primary. Whoever emerges from a crowded Democratic field will mop the floor with Pence, Cruz, or whatever other nutjob wins the Republican primary.9. We're not going to get a break from the daily madness until Trump resigns. The madness will continue for the first few months of the Pence presidency as we deal with the fallout of the Pence pardon and Pence choosing an extreme right Vice President, but then we'll be heavy into midterm elections, and hopefully back to some sense of normalcy. 10. I will mercilessly satirize Pence and his Christofascist foolishness, but it won't be nearly as often because Pence won't be in the news nearly as much. I will also be helping Michael De Vito Jr. swing NY-11 to the left. 11. Trump will launch Trump TV, $9.99 per month for 24/7 white nationalism and Trump family merchandising. It will be a YUGE success with the tens of millions in the Deplorable Cult.