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Should the U.S. Break Up Amazon?
Some time later this year, Amazon could become the first trillion-dollar company in American history. Its valuation has already doubled in the last 14 months to about $800 ...
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Why Can’t Facebook Tell the Truth? 
When I signed up for Facebook during my freshman year of college, I knew exactly what it was: an online college directory. Thirteen years and 1 billion users ...
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When I was 10 years old, I was brainwashed. It was a perfectly legal maneuver. My uncle, who lived in New York City, observed that I liked to ...
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No company has been more responsible for shaping the modern entertainment landscape than Walt Disney. In 1937, with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, its first feature film, ...
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Paul Ryan’s Sad Legacy
Paul Ryan announced Wednesday morning that that he will not run for reelection in his Wisconsin district, ending his tumultuous, historical, and brief tenure as speaker of the ...
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The Best Argument for Welfare Is About Kids
“Welfare makes people lazy.” The notion is buried so deep within mainstream political thought that it can often be stated without evidence. It was explicit during the Great ...
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Gary Cohn Reaches the Breaking Point
Gary Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser and the director of the National Economic Council, will resign from the White House, according to multiple sources.   Neither the ...
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The GOP’s Tax-Cut Narrative Is Already Unraveling
The big Republican tax cut isn’t even three months old yet. But it’s already confounding. For months, critics (like me) predicted that the new law would be a ...
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One Simple Way Trump Can Get the Economic Growth He Wants
The Trump administration’s latest budget, which was released in mid-February, projects 3 percent annual GDP growth for much of the next decade. Most economists consider that forecast to ...
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