Morning Ebrief
November 14, 2017

FEATURED STORY OF THE DAY

How Tax Reformers Can Add $500 Billion in Family Tax Cuts
Brian Riedl, E21

Within the tax reform bills produced by the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, a potential $1.5 trillion compromise could add $500 billion in family tax cuts without eliminating any of the pillars of business tax reform. 

Before presenting the compromise, three caveats are in order. First, it generally stays within the House and Senate frameworks – it does not introduce new approaches unless absolutely necessary. Second, it makes compromises to political reality that may dishearten economic purists. Third, the compromise surely includes something that will frustrate conservatives, liberals, economists, lobbyists, and families. Read more here....

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

 Should university endowments be taxed?

YES  A Hedge Fund That Has a University (subs.) _ Gilbert & Hrdlicka, Wall Street Journal
NO  Republicans Take Aim at Academic Excellence _ George Will, Washington Post

DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

Constitution Can't Protect Underfunded Public Pensions
Nicole Gelinas, New York Post

There Is Nothing 'Free' About Our Trade with China
Irwin Stelzer, Weekly Standard 

The World Needs to Prepare for 'Peaked China'
Harry Kazianis, American Conservative

UK's Biggest-Ever Solar Farm Built without Government Help
Akshat Rathi, Quartz

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