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December 5, 2017

Tax Cuts won’t Create Economic Growth

For years, Republican politicians, economists who work in conservative think tanks, and CNBC have told us that rich people are "job creators." These snake oil salesmen assure us that the Trump tax cuts, which primarily benefit the wealthy, multinational corporations,...

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November 20, 2017

Orrin Hatch: “Man of the People”

There was some excellent video last week from the Senate. After the Senate's version of the tax cut plan was criticized by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio (D), Republican Orrin Hatch from Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, cut...

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November 13, 2017

An Abdication of Leadership

Throughout history, wealthy and successful members of societies have taken it upon themselves to provide sustained, mature guidance of their society's future. That is, at particular times, these members used their power and position to enhance the prosperity and security...

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