Blog 106 – “winning” tax reform


TAX REFORM – WHERE WINNING IS FOR LOSERS (Re: “The biggest winner in the tax code rewrite…” New York Times, December 6, 2017, p. 1 and A34) Winning is for losers, in the case of tax reform, if principles or rationally defensible policy is the measure. Winning on tax reform is what you boast about […]

Blog 98 – Winners and Losers in Trump’s World


Blog #98 – Winners and Losers in Trump’s World There are winners and losers in life, says Donald Trump; that’s just the way it is. Everyone can’t be a winner; some people just inevitably have be losers. That’s certainly true of chess, or the javelin throw, in the Olympics, or budding young entrepreneurs in information […]

Blog #81a: What’s the Problem? Not Just Inequality


WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? NOT JUST INEQUALITY Inequality today is usually equated with the extent of the gap between the 1% and the 99% that that the Occupy movement brought to public attention, or that Bernie Sanders highlights in properly criticizing the distribution of wealth and income in the United States. But this is a mischievously […]