Archive for the ‘Fiscal Policy’ Category

Kudlow for CEA?

December 16th, 2016

A few people have asked me about the rumored pick of CNBC host Larry Kudlow to head the Council of Economic Advisers in the incoming Trump administration (I’m never sure if that’s supposed to be an ‘e’ or an ‘o’ in Advis_rs; the WaPo piece just cited has ‘o’ in the headline and ‘e’ in… Read more

Odds and Ends

December 6th, 2016

–I continue to earnestly and ploddingly try to find the way back to Factville. Over at WaPo. –More on the seriously botched decision by a Texas judge to enjoin/block the new overtime rule that should have gone into effect a few days ago (Dec 1). Over at Vox. –Readers know my take on Trump’s Carrier… Read more

If the Trump administration wants to do something useful, should progressives still oppose them?

November 28th, 2016

The question I pose above came out of this piece I posted in today’s WaPo on confusion in the Trump camp about trade deals and trade deficits: To hear President-elect Trump tell it, ripping up, repealing or renegotiating international trade deals will bring back lost factory jobs and restore the glory days of the American working… Read more

Hold up, New Jersey! It’s time to take a stand against our terrible tax debate.

October 4th, 2016

This has been a terrible few weeks for tax policy. Donald Trump declares himself “smart” for tax avoidance; leaked returns show him to have claimed almost a billion in losses, much of which stems from ways in which the code privileges those selling real estate, which he presumably has used to write off taxes owed… Read more