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The Tax Cuts Are Truly A Crummy Deal For Most Of Us
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The Tax Cuts Are Truly A Crummy Deal For Most Of Us

BY FROMA HARROP Would someone kindly replace Nancy Pelosi as a spokesperson for Democrats? The House minority leader’s riff on the tax bill as “crumbs” for average Americans bombed on two fronts. One was her snide and preachy tone. The other was linking “crumbs” to $1,000-or-better bonuses that a few companies said they will distribute…

Oil Has A Price. Wildlife? Priceless!
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Oil Has A Price. Wildlife? Priceless!

BY FROMA HARROP The Bible tells how Esau sold his birthright for a “mess of pottage.” It is a lesson on the foolishness of choosing immediate gratification over something of far more value but in the future. Esau, in sum, traded his right to be recognized as the firstborn son – with all the advantages…

Trump Economy Fails To Wow Many Investors
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Trump Economy Fails To Wow Many Investors

BY FROMA HARROP A rich guy I know really, really dislikes Donald Trump. A member of the 1%, Jack [not his real name] thinks the president has sullied the country’s reputation and put democracy in danger. But I had to ask him this: “Aren’t you at least happy with the stock market?” He’s done quite…

Why Destroy America?
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Why Destroy America?

BY VERN TURNER Economics is an abstraction invented by humans in an attempt to remove chaos from ever-growing society-tribes. Bartering or trading of tangible objects began the long trail toward exotic loans and derivatives we see in today’s headlines, documentaries and courts of law. Modern humans understand economics and the rules of supply and demand,…

Why Trump Won’t Bring Jobs
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Why Trump Won’t Bring Jobs

BY JOE CONASON Within a day after Donald Trump’s triumphal visit to Indiana, where he claimed credit for “saving” 800 jobs at a Carrier factory, the Department of Labor released its first monthly unemployment report since his election victory – and one of the last that will come out during the presidency of Barack Obama….

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