Reality

The “Trump Tax Plan” - Details & Analysis

Trump's "historic" tax bill, as proposed today, will likely look very different by the time it is actually voted on. However, as is always the case, the “devil is in the details." Here are the notable highlights...

Bang For Your Buck? Mapping Where A Dollar Goes Furthest In America

"Go to any large, high-density city like New York or San Francisco, and you’ll notice a difference in costs immediately. The price you pay for groceries, dinner at the restaurant, filling up your tank, or even your daily coffee goes up substantially... While this effect on costs is most evident in cities, it’s actually present throughout the country."

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Time is the most precious of human resources, and morbidly limited. The media is robbing you, they are stealing your time. But unlike the actions of football players and Presidents, you can control your own time. Spend it wisely.

Why Doesn't Janet Yellen Resign?

"You would think, certainly if you were as naive and innocent as I am, that when you get offered the job of Chair of the Federal Reserve, you must be sure, before accepting, that you have the credentials and the knowledge required. If you don’t, it looks as if you don’t take the job seriously. Janet Yellen, who’s been Chair since January 2014, doesn’t seem to agree."

Nomi Prins: The White House As Donald Trump's New Casino

"Theoretically, we still live in a republic, but the question is: Who exactly represents whom in Washington? By now, I think we can take a reasonable guess. When the inevitable conflicts arise and Donald Trump must choose between business and country, between himself and the American people, who do you think will get the pink slip?"

A Failing Empire, Part 1: Russia & China's Military Strategy To Contain The US

"Looking at the global political landscape over the last month, two trends are becoming more apparent. The infamous military and economic power at America’s disposal is declining, whereas in the multipolar field, an acceleration has occurred in the creation of a series of infrastructures, mechanisms and procedures to contain and limit the negative effects of America’s declining unipolar moment."

The Exit Strategy Of Empire

"Empire imprisons itself in the trap of a perpetual war for peace and stability - which are always its stated goals - yet... the reality is war and instability."

Patriots, Flags, & Referenda - "We're All Screwed"

"There’s a lesson there. That we seem to have forgotten already. And now have to learn all over again. Through Colin Kaepernick, through the unbelievable Kurdish women’s YPG army, though the streets of Barcelona. Our world is screwed up, and we need to unscrew it."

What Wall Street Thinks Of Trump's Tax Plan

The rollout of Trump's tax reforms may be designed to show Trump and Congress are unified and committed to aggressive tax reform, Evercore ISI says, while "distractions" (including NFL protests and healthcare repeal) may be helping, as the "Big Six" negotiators stay out of the spotlight