The problem of remittances

From CNNMoney: I send money home to Mexico to support my family by Patrick Gillespie | March 20, 2017: 12:16 PM ET Dalia Maldonado is considered a life saver by her family and friends in Mexico. She paid for her father Francisco’s knee surgeries. She pitched in $400 for her friend Esmeralda’s leukemia treatment. And …

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Welfare for the well-to-do

Trump’s child care plan is a gift to the rich, new @TaxPolicyCenter analysis finds https://t.co/KiOM7K0tSc #JointAddress — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) February 28, 2017 And now, the article: Trump’s child care plan is gift to the rich, report says by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | February 28, 2017: 7:06 PM ET President Donald Trump has vowed …

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Good news! President Trump wants to cut non-Defense spending! Unfortunately, unhatched chickens are being counted

From The New York Times: Trump to Ask for Sharp Increases in Military Spending, Officials Say By Glenn Thrush and Kate Kelly | February 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that would include sharp increases in Defense Department spending; major …

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Republicans and Democrats on economics

We noted, last September, an article by Heather Long stating that, “The general public has ‘extremely little factual knowledge’ about the job market and labor force,” and: The U.S. unemployment rate is only 4.9%, but 57% of Americans believe it’s a lot higher than that, according to a new survey by the John J. Heldrich …

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President Trump’s tax policies

From The Wall Street Journal: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhaul by August Economic growth at 3% or higher is also among Trump administration’s ambitious goals, he says By Rebecca Ballhaus and Nick Timiraos | Updated Feb. 22, 2017 9:37 p.m. ET Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laid out ambitious goals to secure a U.S. …

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