Tag Archives: Tax Cuts

Not Quite Unnoticed

Timing is everything. Do what will change everything when no one will notice, when the week’s events are over, when every newsroom in America is staffed by the weekend second-string crew. The wee small hours of Saturday morning are best. … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes for Real

“The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities.” ~ Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the … Continue reading

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Hello Darkness

Late October – the days are getting shorter – but not really. They’re just getting darker. There are fewer and fewer hours of sunlight at this time of year. It happens every year, and that’s fine. Darkness is fine. In … Continue reading

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How Cause Leads To Effect

Some people have a problem with cause and effect. They need counselling. Don’t talk back to that cop. Don’t tug on superman’s cape. Don’t spit into the wind. Don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger – and if … Continue reading

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That Man from Mars

Pop psychology books come and go. In 1992 it was Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus – a massive bestseller discussed endlessly on daytime television, and then completely forgotten. The guy who wrote it said he had earned … Continue reading

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The Curious Absence of White-Hot Social Anger

A quiet Sunday evening in Hollywood, rain on the way, browsing the news and opinion sites, trying to get a sense of what seems to be going on in the world, or what people think is going on – with … Continue reading

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