Michael Strain, an economist at American Enterprise Institute, was the pithiest: "It would be very, very bad."

Although a brilliant authoritarian, Stalin never quite got the hang of macroeconomics. Also gifted with a consummate autocratic mind, Hitler, however much he botched Germany's economy, well, he at least made the trains run on time.

Trump, however, is as dumb as granite, both dictatorially and economically. Even worse, he'd have L. Kudlow and S. Moore whispering sour stupidities in his orange ears.

Who would pay for Trump's authoritarian clusterfuck and macroeconomic cluelessness?

Yep, you got it.