President Biden’s infrastructure proposal is very popular with the American people. Surveys show that when it is coupled with the plan to finance it by increasing taxes on the wealthy it is even more popular. How often do you find support for tax increases? Donald Trump won in 2016 in part by riding a populism wave. Trump turned out to be anything but a populist but he fooled enough people for at least a few months. Here is the important point: couple those two facts together and I have most of the answer to the question: How are we going to pay for new programs?
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2020 Books Of The Year
Back a few months ago I committed to naming a Book of the Year. Well, the choice wasn’t that simple. For 2020 tellthetruthonthem.com is naming two Books of the Year: Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty along with The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. It’s almost as if the books won in separate divisions: the nerd and the regular divisions. Continue reading 2020 Books Of The Year
Oh, And The Court Opens Today
Like most thinking Americans, I spent much of the weekend trying to discern the truth from White House and Walter Reed statements. So I thought today’s article was the perfect time to go over a few random thoughts, observations and lessons. Let’s explore. Continue reading Oh, And The Court Opens Today
SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION
I just added Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty to the Recommended Reading list. This latest work by the world acclaimed French economist is very long. In some ways it is more of an investment than a read. For those who persevere they will be rewarded! It is a fantastic exploration of inequity viewed through more than just an economic lens.
I am a bit jealous in that it is the all encompassing book I’d love to write but know I never will.
I am currently reading Capital And Ideology by the French economist Thomas Piketty. The book is very long, packed with interesting discussions and charts. One chart really grabbed me and I’d like to discuss it with you today. Continue reading One Chart