Unlike President Xi of China, President Trump Is Not President for Life

Unlike the president of China, Donald Trump is not president for life. This and the political realities of facing reelection in the 2020 presidential election will likely force Trump into eventually making a deal with China. The recent escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China has investors, companies and Americans on edge, and for […]

The Wolf of Wall Street Could Bridge The Tax Bill’s Partisan Divide

The Senate passed its tax bill with no Democratic support. This should not be surprising considering that tax reform previously devolved into shouting matches between Republicans and Senators, including between Senators Orin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). It is emblematic of the yawning divide between Republican and Democratic views of the likely economic outcomes resulting from […]

GOP Tax Plan A Swing And A Miss

The day after the World Series ended, House Republicans stepped up to the tax reform plate swinging for the fences. While they should be given credit for taking on a highly challenging subject, they missed the mark. Instead of drastically reducing the statutory corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, as proposed, and […]