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KrugKomms on the Tax cuts…

DP North Carolina4h ago Times Pick The theory of economic rents would be unbelievable 50 years ago. Now not so much. Take the EpiPen. Developed by the Defense Department as an anti-nerve agent injector it eventually morphed into the product

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For the “It’s a Cray Cray Economy After All” Chapters… Starting with “Classy” Steve Mnuchin at UCLA…

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/03/01/after-being-told-hes-full-sht-school-event-mnuchin-demands-ucla-suppress-video https://www.marketplace.org/2018/02/27/world/treasury-secretary-steven-mnuchin-conversation-kai-ryssdal https://www.marketplace.org/2018/02/28/world/listen-full-interview-treasury-secretary-mnuchin-ucla To quote the child Woodie Allen character in Annie Hall referencing his Uncle Joey Nickles: “What a a**hole.”

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Resource material For “The Stupid Economy” and other Related chapters…

the original Jane Mayer article on the Koch’s web and reach…http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=1 Links to articles with occasional prescient quotes from them and maybe some info on the writer underneath… and is there such a thing as “The Progressive Long Game” https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/01/08/gops-100-year-war-bigger-taxes-or-trump

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More on economics- get it, kind of like “It’s the Stupid economy, you numb nuts…”

But none of what’s been happening during the now pretty much successful 40 year money coup has been all that funny, unless you count working class Trump voters who I have actually heard say things like “We just want change

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A very interesting article…

…from a site that provides consistent good stuffv…http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42806-how-socialism-can-replace-mass-death-as-a-tool-for-leveling-inequality

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Letter from many economists to Congress, and the signatories…

December 4, 2017 An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress The tax plan will have disastrous consequences for the American people Dear Senators and Representatives: The current tax plan will prove ineffective at best. More likely, it will further the

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A few links courtesy of www.commondreams.org…

…on the egregious B.S. of the Repube tax shenanigans, version what.0 since the Prop. 13 grandaddy of them all…Economic Policy Institute Senate Tax Bill Is a Scam, Through-and-Through The Arc The Arc Responds to Senate Passage of the Tax Cuts

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From a new fave on “political economy”…

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/06/wall-street-2016-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-213931 By Yves SmithWith a prescient quote: By contrast, the Democratic Party in the Clinton and Obama administrations has consistently embraced and implemented policies that strip workers of economic and legal rights to benefit investors and the elite professionals that

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A very good resource for the “It’s the Stupid Economy” sections…

…of the Fat Masterpiece… https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/

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It is stuff like this that is leaving “the Democrats” with no discernible base at all…

…and all the more reason for a legitimate progressive movement to either take them over in a hostile takeover or start a truly progressive grassroots populist “Big D” alternative to the mainstream to the defacto one party system of the

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