What’s Choice Worth?

  I doubt that Trump has ever eaten a can of baked beans. His taste, I understand, runs to Big Macs and Diet Coke with occasional side-trips to steak and caviar. But I am sure whatever his preferences may be, he indulges them to the max. He didn’t get that fat by accident. Obviously, he thinks Big Macs […]
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The “Undeserving Poor”

  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley recently defended his party’s unpopular tax reform bill by reviving the Victorian myth of “the undeserving poor.” He said the proposed tax changes would reward Americans who invest their money “as opposed to those that are just spending every penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” You […]
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Rich Country, Poor People

You might have read the headlines… Happy Monday! S&P 500 now up 10% for year” —CNN Money “Third-quarter U.S. economic growth strongest in 11 years” —Reuters “The U.S. economy is on a tear” —Wall Street Journal And you might have asked yourself what’s wrong with you, where’s your share of all this prosperity.  If you […]
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