By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She now spends most of her time in Asia and is currently researching a book about textile artisans. She also writes regularly about legal, political economy, and regulatory topics for various consulting clients and publications, as well as scribbles occasional travel […]
"Don’t pretend that this is normal":
Living in the Trump Zone, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Fans of old TV series may remember a classic “Twilight Zone” episode titled “It’s a Good Life.” It featured a small town terrorized by a 6-year-old who for some reason had monstrous superpowers, coupled with complete emotional immaturity. Everyone lived in constant fear, made worse by the need to pretend that everything was fine. After all, any hint of discontent could bring terrible retribution.
And now you know what it must be like working in the Trump administration. ...
What set me off on this chain of association? The answer may surprise you; it was the tax “plan” the administration released on Wednesday..., the single-page document ... bore no resemblance to what people normally mean when they talk about a tax plan. ...
So why would the White House release such an embarrassing document?Continue reading "Paul Krugman: Living in the Trump Zone"
Senate Democrats are mulling filing a lawsuit against Trump for violating the emoluments clause. Don’t they have better things to do?
TRNN interview with Celso Amorim on which priorities should prevail when intellectual property protection collides with public health.
Obama signs up to collect fat speaking fees from Wall Street for services rendered to the 1% during his presidency.
Why head on opposition to war has failed and other approaches have better odds of long term success.