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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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Book Review: ‘Murder at the 42nd Street Library’ by Con Lehane

"Murder at the 42nd St Library" by Con Lehane, the first book in a new series, promises murder and mayhem in the venerable stacks of some of the most important libraries and archives: it would seem to be an idea with promise for book lovers. Unfortunately it is a promise unfulfilled.

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