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Martin Wolf on Income Inequality

Folks really, really need to be aware of highly intelligent partisan actors wielding data. Case in point is Ben Shapiro, as outlined yesterday - they are very dangerous. Today I want to highlight Martin Wolf of the Financial Times, and his pet hobby: trumpeting the seemingly deleterious effects of income inequality. The title of his recent ...

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The New York Times: Trump’s “Singular Focus”

There was a fascinating article in The New York Times yesterday that made a very clear distinction between the Trump Administration's economic policy worldview and that of both major political parties. It is precisely the distinction I made to family members all the way back in December 2015. The money quote: "In recent decades, the two ...

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Beware of Ben Shapiro

Almost always multiple things can be true at once, for example: The New York Times is the greatest political newspaper on earth (IMO); but also the megaphone of the Obama/Merkel-led global political elite (read: anti-free market capitalism). Ben Shapiro, same thing: fantastic political commentator, as he is typically laser-focused on the facts of any situation; ...

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Overview of GOP Tax Bill

The New York Times is out this morning with a good overview of what is in the GOP's final tax bill up for vote likely next Tuesday, here and here. The bill can be summarized as follows, in descending order of priority: Multi-national corporate tax cut & reform: The US corporate tax rate falls from ...

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An Economic Growth Agenda for the Next Maine Governor

I only had 700 words to write this op-ed for the Portland Press Herald. If I had more I would have added that the next Maine Governor needs to aggressively court the Trump Administration in its quest to build out a "Silicon Valley of the East." The Trump Administration is seeking a 10 year, $1 ...

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Was Rubio Blackmailed?

For awhile now I have been flabbergasted at Marco Rubio and Mike Lee and their odiously non-conservative child tax credit obsession. (I am all for a job-friendly child care welfare program, but paying people to have children is insanity.) It belongs nowhere near a tax cut & reform discussion, outside of a broader budget discussion, ...

“Staggeringly Corrupt”

Beginning circa minute 38, the panel discusses whether the Mueller Special Counsel can conduct an objective investigation. (I believe that even if Mueller cannot, Trump should let it continue, since if he is innocent then the lack of objectivity will make the end conclusion all the more firm. But that is not the subject of ...

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