Tax reform 2017 – Can Republicans move beyond Trickle Down?

With the release of the Republicans’ new tax reform legislation imminent, I thought it might be a good time to revisit a Confronting Mediocrity post from 2010 titled, Top fractiles income share and the “good old days.” [1] The reasons for the renewed relevance of the post is that the Republicans’ new tax reform plan … More Tax reform 2017 – Can Republicans move beyond Trickle Down?

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Donald Trump, America’s CEO (Chief Entropy Officer)

Entropy: “Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.” [1] I first wrote about the metaphor of sociopolitical entropy in a 2010 posting [2] noting that President Obama’s challenge to restore order and organization in Afghanistan was considerably more difficult than it was to plunge that country further into the chaos of war through military action. … More Donald Trump, America’s CEO (Chief Entropy Officer)