Oops, I Did It Again

Yesterday, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans released their latest tax reform proposal, grandly titled a “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.” I’m not sure anyone doubts that the code is broken, but for various reasons I’m doubtful...

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The $3,000 McGuffin

In Hollywood, a “McGuffin” is “an object or device in a book or a film that serves merely as a trigger for the plot.” Think of Humphrey Bogart’s noir classic, The Maltese Falcon. Bogart’s hard-boiled detective, Sam Spade, calls the statue itself “the stuff that dreams...

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