Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Honest Executives

Paul Krugman: A few days ago Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser, met with a group of top executives. They were asked to raise their hands if lower taxes would lead them to raise capital expenditures; only a handful did. “Why aren’t the other hands up?” asked Cohn, plaintively. The answer is that C.E.O.s, living in the real world of business, not the imaginary world of right-wing ideologues, know that tax rates aren’t that important a factor in investment decisions. So they realize that even a huge tax cut wouldn’t lead to much more spending. And with that realization, the rationale for this tax plan, such as it is, falls apart, leaving nothing but a scheme to make the rich — especially those who rake in investment income rather than working for a living — richer at everyone else’s expense.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Buckmaster Music

Paul Buckmaster died recently. He created great orchestral arrangements for Elton John and other musicians over the years.

Trump's Verbal Tactics