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Avoid the Wall for $200

Those without Visas can take to the Friendly Skies Mexican citizens interested in entering the U.S. illegally should be cautious in the approach they use....

The Price of Rewarding Destructive Behavior

If federal workers didn’t have enough to worry about right now, there is a serious threat to their future beyond the current government shutdown...

Shutdown Puts More Lives at Risk than Mexican Border Violations

When your pilot tells you that your flight has been cleared for landing, you may or may not want to remember that the air...

Why Shutdowns Happen and How they can be Avoided

For the first 191 years of the Republic there were no government shutdowns. In the spring of 1980, however, Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti issued...

Toxic Sugar

A Relatively Tiny Industry is Seriously Threatening Florida’s Prosperity Some people claim that Florida’s sugar industry is a big deal. It does account for more...

Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...

Why the State and Local Tax Deduction Actually Makes the System Fairer

This Article was originally publish in the Fiscal Times on November 8, 2017 In 1985 President Reagan called for sweeping tax reform, arguing that the existing...

Trump Says He’s Boosted Job Growth. The Numbers Say Otherwise

This Article was originally published in The Fiscal Times on August 30th 2017 Just over a year ago, while speaking the Detroit Economic Club, Donald Trump decried...

Democrats, Time to Take a Deep Breath

President Trump still has solid support from about a quarter of the electorate and more tenuous support from another 10 to 15 percent. On...

Watergate and the S&P, How Well do Markets Forecast Political Dysfunction?

I don’t think that I am alone in wondering why equity markets have not only held their own but have actually added value despite...

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Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...
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