plutocracy

Consistency is the …

by on December 12, 2017

Well, at least I am being consistent. Whether that's being a good thing or not I will leave to you to figure out.

David Brooks [more…]

Republican Rot?

by on December 8, 2017

This is going to sound parochial to those of you not steeped in America's current internal conversation.

Poor David Brooks, his column in today's New [more…]

Real Tax Reform?

by on December 6, 2017

OK, let's all calm down. The Republican tax plan is now in its last stages of design. The two versions that exist need to be [more…]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by on December 5, 2017

So the Senate passed its tax cut. It is amazing to see the way in which the media has embraced the idea that this is [more…]

Doomed to Repeat?

by on November 16, 2017

One of the great pleasures of living here in southern Vermont is that we have a terrific local bookshop. I go there simply to absorb [more…]

Taxes: 1970’s Redux?

by on November 14, 2017

Taxes. What a problem.

I was going to start by saying something about our current national debate about taxes, but that would have been an [more…]

More Fog

by on October 3, 2017

We still don't have much clue what the Republicans want to do with their tax plan. It isn't that we can't understand the details, it [more…]

Ugly and Uglier

by on September 25, 2017

Is uglier even a word? Anyway: this is not about economics.

One reason I have not been very communicative in the past two months is [more…]

Same Old

by on September 21, 2017

Allow me to break my silence for a moment and comment on David Brook's latest apology for the status quo. I realize others have already [more…]

Test Bed For Gridlock?

by on July 19, 2017

We all complain about the gridlock in Washington. Nothing, it seems, can get done. Everyone becomes more and more cynical and disenchanted with government. Our [more…]