The Trump Administration’s Budget Charade – John Cassidy- The New Yorker

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This is a must read article from John Cassidy published in the New Yorker. Cassidy takes a hard look at the Trump Administration’s Budget Charade. He concludes that this isn’t serious accounting, it’s cooking the books to achieve an unattainable goal: huge tax cuts and a balanced budget.

Source: The Trump Administration’s Budget Charade – The New Yorker

The impact will be felt most strongly on the poor and underprivileged, including many older, white, poorly educated, under-skilled people, down on their luck – those that believed in Trump’s Far-Right rhetoric on the campaign trail. Of course, the winners will be big-business and the wealthy.

Thoughts?

 

 

Singapore Challenges the Idea That Democracy Is the Best Form of Governance – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

As a passionate believer in freedom and democracy, this article captivated my attention. It’s a very important read.

via Singapore Challenges the Idea That Democracy Is the Best Form of Governance – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

If we look around the World’s leading democracies, like the US, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Canada or Australia, one is acutely aware that some people are more equal than others.

Any thoughts on the prognosis for democracy?