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Apr 25, 2017

04/25/2017: It’s tax plan eve

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President Trump's tax plan will either be the best thing for the economy since sliced bread (or something), or it'll blow the deficit to kingdom come. It kinda just depends on your perspective right now. We'll look at the arguments for the sliced bread side ahead of the president's announcement tomorrow. Then: Did anyone expect Canada to attract Trump's trade-policy wrath? Wilbur Ross said today there won't be a trade war, but there's gonna be collateral damage. Plus, we'll talk with Dave Eggers about his book "The Circle" as the movie version heads to theaters.

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Trump’s tax plan raises economists’ eyebrows

Apr 25, 2017
President Trump is expected to unveil his tax plan tomorrow. It would reportedly lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent. Budget analysts predict that would cost the federal government more than $2 trillion in revenue over a decade. But the administration says the tax cuts will boost the economy so much that they’ll pay […]

What a $400 juicer says about Silicon Valley

Apr 25, 2017
The company raised over $100 million from venture capitalists, but why?
The Juicero juicing machine was originally $700.
Photo courtesy of Juicero.com

Canadian lumber is the first demonstration of Trump’s tough-on-trade promises

Apr 25, 2017
When President Trump promised he’d be tough on trade, Canada wasn’t a name he threw around much. But his administration’s first big trade tax turns out to be a proposed 20 percent or so tariff on Canadian “soft lumber.” That’s pine, spruce, fir — the kind of wood used to build homes. Secretary of Commerce […]

Community near Georgia nuclear plant looks at an uncertain future

Apr 25, 2017
What will Westinghouse's bankruptcy mean for its nuclear projects in the U.S.?
Plant Vogtle in  Georgia sits just west of the Savannah River.
Grant Blankenship

‘The Circle’ author Dave Eggers thinks the internet is getting creepier

Apr 25, 2017
'The Circle' imagines a worst-case scenario for the connected world.
John Boyega and Emma Watson star in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' "The Circle."
Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Run government as a business? Americans are split

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Apr 25, 2017
Marketplace polling shows views differ by age, gender and party
President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order surrounded by small business leaders in the Oval Office of the White House January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Andrew Harrer - Pool/Getty Images

Trump will review act that protects federal land and national monuments

Apr 25, 2017
This week, President Trump will likely sign an executive order related to national monuments. And, no, I’m not just talking about statues. These are federal designations meant to protect things like public land and water. Trump’s order is expected to review some of them, which could upset a lot of environmentalists. It could upend protections […]

President Trump’s tax plan will either be the best thing for the economy since sliced bread (or something), or it’ll blow the deficit to kingdom come. It kinda just depends on your perspective right now. We’ll look at the arguments for the sliced bread side ahead of the president’s announcement tomorrow. Then: Did anyone expect Canada to attract Trump’s trade-policy wrath? Wilbur Ross said today there won’t be a trade war, but there’s gonna be collateral damage. Plus, we’ll talk with Dave Eggers about his book “The Circle” as the movie version heads to theaters.

Music from the episode

Wonton Medeski, Martin & Wood
Make Me Like You Gwen Stefani
Gypsy Queens Balkan Beat Box
You - Ha Ha Ha Charli XCX