Daily Clips: May 2, 2017

Republicans still short of votes to pass U.S. healthcare overhaul

Why Republicans are still desperate to pass a health bill absurdly quickly

The Trump tax plan’s devilish details:

Trump advisers insist that big cuts in tax rates would pay for themselves by generating strong economic growth, a highly speculative claim, to put it gently. They also claim they’d add revenue by eliminating most tax deductions, though not the politically popular write-offs for charitable contributions and home mortgage interest. But the plan doesn’t specify which deductions would go, citing only the ones for state and local taxes paid.

Economics, not identity, is key to reviving American liberalism

The United States of Work:

Against this bleak landscape, a growing body of scholarship aims to overturn our culture’s deepest assumptions about how work confers wealth, meaning, and care throughout society. In Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It), Elizabeth Anderson, a professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, explores how the discipline of work has itself become a form of tyranny, documenting the expansive power that firms now wield over their employees in everything from how they dress to what they tweet. James Livingston, a historian at Rutgers, goes one step further in No More Work: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea. Instead of insisting on jobs for all or proposing that we hold employers to higher standards, Livingston argues, we should just scrap work altogether.

Meet Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Attorney General who shut down Trump’s Muslim ban

The absurd amount of entitlements that go to rich people

Seattle soda tax will now include diet products because of equity concerns

Nick Cassella

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