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Corporations Are People: Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations
Millions of Americans would have the chance to cut their taxes by essentially turning themselves into small business entities.... More >>

Economic View: To Help Tackle Inequality, Remember the Advantages You’ve Had
A psychological quirk leads us to remember headwinds more than tailwinds. But if we recall our advantages, we will be closer to reducing inequality.... More >>

An Offer You Can Refuse: Art of the Bluff: The Limits of Trump’s Negotiation Strategy
The risks and rewards of starting from an extreme negotiating position. (It’s trickier in politics than it is in business.)... More >>

Economic Trends: Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan
The plan lacks many details, but one group of losers seems to be upper-middle-income people in blue states.... More >>

Economic Trends: The Low-Inflation World May Be Sticking Around Longer Than Expected
It will take more than a U.S. presidential election, a few months of solid global growth and a recovery in oil prices to fix it.... More >>

Utah Attorney General Makes a Trump Shortlist, and Donations Pour In
The donations to Sean Reyes, a candidate to lead the Federal Trade Commission, aren’t illegal. But their timing shows the power of the political shortlist in Washington.... More >>

G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017
The government said gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter, a three-year low, as consumer spending let up.... More >>

Trump’s Day of Hardball and Confusion on Nafta
White House officials portrayed the president’s reversals as a vindication of his management style, saying he had brought Mexico and Canada to the negotiating table.... More >>

A.M.T., With Few Defenders, Is Newly Targeted in Trump Tax Plan
The alternative minimum tax was enacted to make sure high-income earners didn’t avoid a fair share of tax, but many say its effectiveness has eroded.... More >>

State and Local Tax Deduction: An Item Blurring Party Lines
White House and congressional proposals would eliminate the provision, challenging tradition and bipartisan defenders in wealthy and populous states.... More >>

Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest
The vast majority of benefits would go to the highest earners and largest holders of wealth, analysts said, setting up a battle over the government’s strained resources.... More >>

Republicans’ Fiscal Discipline Wilts in Face of Trump’s Tax Plan
Some G.O.P. lawmakers are rallying around the idea that less taxation is more important than less debt, in a break from their party’s vocal deficit hawks.... More >>

Wheels: Shortage of Auto Mechanics Has Dealerships Taking Action
Car companies have had to create special training and hiring programs to meet the need, and the jobs that are available can pay handsomely.... More >>

Europe’s Central Bank Sounds a More Upbeat Tone
The central bank’s Governing Council has become more optimistic about the eurozone economy, offering a hint at winding down stimulus measures.... More >>

Revisiting Nafta: The Stakes for Key Industries
President Trump says he won’t immediately try to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, but some sectors would be vulnerable in a renegotiation.... More >>

Federal Reserve on Interest Rates
Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, announced the board’s decision on interest rates.... More >>

Taking Note: The Biggest Threat to Job Growth
Despite a slow month, the overall job market is steady. Wrongheaded policy could change that.... More >>

Common Sense: Economists Fear Trump’s Tax Plan Only Heightens a ‘Mountain of Debt’
A president who campaigned as a fiscal scold offers a tax overhaul that many experts say would mean trillions in lost revenue, and new borrowing, in the next decade.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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