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Taxapalooza!

by on December 18, 2017

If anyone needed any further evidence as to the endemic corruption of American politics the Republican tax plan is surely the clincher.

Think about it: [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…]

Spite as Policy

by on October 17, 2017

There's not much to say, but let me say it anyway:

Last week Trump simply stopped pretending he wants to make policy based on thought. [more…]

Health Care Front Lines

by on October 13, 2017

Health care is the muddy hellhole pocked wasteland of American politics. Forgive my World War One analogy, but its the best I can come up [more…]

Puerto Rico

by on October 2, 2017

America doesn't treat its territories very well. The relative responses to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico and those that followed the hurricanes that blew [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…]

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

by on May 23, 2017

On a clear day we can dream of being free from the farce and incompetence that is Trump. Meanhwile back in reality ...

The Trump [more…]

That’s a Tax Plan?

by on April 27, 2017

Well, no, it isn't. It's a draft of a sketch of an outline of a synopsis of what a tax plan might look like were [more…]

Tax Reform – Maybe Not

by on April 7, 2017

I have a friend here who is an ardent Republican, It has been fun watching as he adapts to the reality of Trump, and is [more…]

Infrastructure? Not So Much

by on April 6, 2017

In the aftermath of the health care debacle Trump has been busying himself, so we are told, with other big projects. Tax reform is one. [more…]