Gordon C. Boronow
President Trump unveiled his plan to reform individual and corporate taxes. At first reveal, the media focused its attention on the news that the President wants to lower the corporate tax rate to 15% from its current level of 35%, highest among developed economies. Knee-jerk reactions are predictable.
I am not a theologian, but the A&W Pledge feels consistent with a Christian perspective on living in community. Each member of the community is obligated to be accountable for their own well-being.
P. J. O'Rourke, the libertarian author and humorist, made a side comment in a recent interview in which he offered three criteria by which to assess public policy proposals; does the policy promote the dignity of the individual, does it enhance the liberty of the individual, and does it encourage the individual to live a responsible life?
President Trump commented at his press conference last week that he "inherited a mess". His comments sparked a loud opposing response from the mainstream media to the effect that President Trump inherited a healthy economy from President Obama.
"Protectionism" was a key theme in President Trump's inaugural address. "Protection will lead us to prosperity and strength." Later that week, President Trump backed up the rhetoric with action; he pulled the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
The Democrats fought fiercely to defend the status quo in education. This is a shame, for Secretary DeVos presents a great opportunity to try some new approaches to improve education in America.
Sometimes following a train of thought can lead you to some distant places. Come along in this column as we mentally travel from technological innovation at Amazon to revamping the tax system that finances Social Security and other social insurance schemes.
When Donald Trump goes to Washington, DC to "drain-the-swamp" he will find some big, old, nasty economic alligators lurking in the weeds. These economic alligators made their home in the swamp because President Obama and previous Congresses agreed to leave them alone.
Thank you, Donald Trump! You are not the candidate I would have chosen to speak for the abused and dis-respected American worker and taxpayer, but you were the one who made their cause your cause.
Except that in 1776 not all the inhabitants in the land were free. Many were enslaved. The blatant contradiction between the ideal of proclaiming liberty and the fact of slavery could not endure. Abolitionists adopted the bell as a symbol for their movement to rid the nation of slavery.