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The Trump Tax 'Plan': here we go again

Yesterday the Trump administration announced its new tax ‘plan’ in order to beat the ‘100 day’ deadline[1], by all appearances.

Trump has – and I know this will come as a shock to those of you keeping score – been on both sides of that issue. 772 more words


You, too, could someday be rich.

How many people do you know?

I’m not talking about people with whom you have deep, personal connections. I’m talking about people you know…kids who went to your school, co-workers from current and previous jobs, family, extended family, etc. 1,998 more words

Noblesse Oblige

“Blessed are those who consider the poor;
     the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.
  The Lord protects them and keeps them alive;
     they are called happy in the land. 94 more words


88. Ask Trump: Which Regulations?

Donald Trump has said it is urgent to abolish as many federal government regulations as possible (subject to certain limitations). This may sound OK to ordinary citizens, but if you study the details, you will quickly see why Trump is not more specific. 428 more words


Trump and Reagan

A couple of days ago I had an interesting debate hosted by France 24, on Trumponomics. Interesting because there was an overall agreement between me and Dan Mitchell from Cato Institute, even if from totally opposite points of view, on the fact that Trumponomics does not exist. 288 more words


The Lie of Supply Side

I graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor with honors in Economics in 1975, the year before Tim Kaine enrolled.  I majored in Economics for the same reason Tim Kaine did – Professor John Kuhlman.   1,048 more words

The "Little Guy" Loses Again

When I was a kid, I remember asking my dad why we were Democrats. My dad, a tough, hard-working Swede never minced words. “Because,” he said, “Republicans are for big business and Democrats are for the “Little Guy.”  I’ve never forgotten that and the fact is, that hasn’t changed.   1,447 more words