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Friday Musical Interlude

July 1st, 2011

Wayne… It seems since forever that saxophonist Wayne Shorter has been composing some of the coolest and most interesting music out there.  He was a member of one of the great Miles Davis quintets, he co-founded Weather Report, made great forays into Brazilian music, and is still going strong. This tune, Fee Fi Fo Fum,… Read more

President Obama Talks Jobs

June 30th, 2011

President Obama gave a press conference today and elaborated a number of jobs ideas.  Since I’ve been focusing on that part of the agenda for a while, here’s what I heard, with some commentary. Things the Administration Can Do “[Review] government regulations so that we can fix any rules in place that are an unnecessary… Read more

Getting to a Trillion

June 28th, 2011

 If revenues are to be in the budget package that the President and Congressional leadership are now negotiating—and be in there, they must—they will almost surely come from cutting tax expenditures.   Those are the one trillion worth of tax revenues forgone each year due to tax breaks for various activities in the code.   Politicians of… Read more