Expatriate Lawsuit Featuring Rand Paul Shot Down

Judge Thomas Rose of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has shot down a lawsuit (Crawford v Treasury) brought by several plaintiffs including Senator Rand Paul challenging various aspects of laws and regulations requiring disclosures of foreign accounts by Americans. For what ever it is […]

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Target’s Perception Takes A Hit After Transgender Bathroom Statement

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) Target put itself in the center of the national debate about bathroom use and gender and thanks to a boycott and lots of press, the retailer’s consumer perception has declined. The number of people who said they would consider shopping at Target the next time they needed something […]

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Step Into The Surreal World Of Artist-Designer Hubert Le Gall And You’ll Feel Like A Child Again

For almost three decades, French self-taught artist-designer Hubert Le Gall has been transforming his fantasies into reality, creating furniture that is freed from all boundaries and conventions and showing that form doesn’t necessarily have to follow function.

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Wondering What A Hidetaka Miyazaki Mecha Game Would Be Like? Well He Has Already Directed Two

With the news that Hidetaka Miyazaki, the president of FromSoftware, is looking to put the Souls games on hold and start making mecha games again, it’s worth remembering that he’s already directed two mecha games already.

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Why Did The Senate Budget Committee Try To Discredit Me?

Just as I was beginning to testify before the Senate Budget Committee last Wednesday (my written statement is here), the committee staff handed out a one-page “FACTS Stan Collender GETS WRONG” (all caps were in the original) sheet to the handful of reporters in the room. I was flattered. The committee […]

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Krugman and Sumner Agree: Expansionary Austerity Works

Not that either Paul Krugman (certainly not) nor Scott Sumner (probably not) would agree with what I’m saying they’re saying. But it is true, if we use the proper meaning of expansionary austerity, that they are both stating that it can potentially work. It’s not quite the economic oxymoron that […]

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