Wilbur Ross

Class Warfare: People Are Out For Blood

"...The basis of this outrage is that rich and powerful people are ‘hiding’ trillions of dollars in offshore tax havens, places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands..."

Frontrunning: November 7

  • U.S. Allies Fear Trump Will Pull a Nixon in China (WSJ)
  • Partisan Tensions Flare as GOP Revises Tax Bill (BBG)
  • Tax Overhaul Faces Major Hurdles (WSJ)
  • Multinationals Scurry to Defuse House Tax Bill’s ‘Atomic Bomb’ (BBG)
  • Parties Watch New Jersey, Virginia Votes for Wider Signals (WSJ)

Frontrunning: November 6

  • Gunman kills 26 in Texas (Reuters)
  • Trump Urges Japan to Buy More U.S. Military Equipment (WSJ)
  • Ex-Catalan leader granted freedom to campaign for independence (Reuters)
  • House begins revising Republican tax bill to quell dissent (Reuters)
  • Why the Next Four Days Will Be Crucial for the GOP Tax Bill (BBG)
  • Broadcom offers to buy mobile chipmaker Qualcomm for $103 billion (Reuters)

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

A huge new leak of offshore tax-haven documents dubbed the "Paradise Papers", reveals again how the ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. They also reveal that Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.

Trade Wars Escalate: Trump Admin Hikes Tariffs On Bombardier To 300%

In a decision that's bound to infuriate the leaders of Canada and the UK, the US Commerce Department on Friday tacked on an additional 80% tariff against Bombardier C-Series Jets imported from the US's northern neighbor, adding to a 220% preliminary levy authorized last week...

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."