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Election 2016: 35th Anniversary of the Largest Tax Cut in American History

August 13, 2016 will be the 35th anniversary of the largest tax cut in American history: The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. This law is generally credited with beginning the economic boom which carried through the 1990s. Why should we take note of this? Because in an election year, economic theory, history, and promises get thrown about like fish at Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market. Watch out for fishy facts.

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Trump: Trojan Horse and Stalking Horse for Clinton

Donald Trump is a confidence man; he has been able to con himself to the top of the financial world. He has associated with the underworld, benefited and survived. He has pulled the wig over the eyes of the world’s greatest charlatans; left them broke and broken while he celebrated the art of the deals. But the thrill in outwitting other gamers is gone for Trump. Trump has reached the point in his career as a huckster where he thinks he can carry out the ultimate scam.

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Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon, Director Liza Johnson Kibitz ‘Elvis and Nixon’

Elvis and Nixon premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in April. I enjoyed the film immensely because of the sardonic humor, the performances and the director’s approach to the meeting of these two iconic figures. In a press conference at the Conrad Hotel back in April, my colleagues and I had …

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