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Don’t lower corporate taxes. Abolish them.

Lowering the corporate tax rate appears to be all the rage. Donald Trump has promised a cut to 15 percent from 35 percent in...

Fake news is all about false incentives

In the blame games following the U.S. election, the social networks, especially Facebook, are getting a hard time for allegedly aiding the spread of...

The greatest tech businesses aren’t really tech

Technology companies are a lot like contemporary art: Their valuations reflect narratives more than anything else, and it's just as important to devise the...

Why terrorists keep succeeding in France

France is in the line of fire. Of the 16 terrorist incidents that took place in Western nations this year, five were in France,...

Bloomberg View: Cops killing, and dying, in a vicious circle

NEW YORK - The shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday suggests spiraling violence: The cops were shot during a protest against...

Repackaged old ideas aren’t disruptive tech

New lending companies such as On Deck and LendingClub, new media companies such as BuzzFeed and Mashable and new transportation companies such as Uber...

Question of 2016 is what makes America great

In two months on the road covering the 2016 presidential primaries, I’ve seen the U.S. going through something of an identity crisis, after decades...

Apple’s fight with FBI is not about encryption

The most striking aspect of Apple’s message to customers on Tuesday wasn’t the rejection of U.S. authorities’ demand that the company help them break...

Longer tweets won’t debase the art form

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has taken a lot of flak for tweeting last week that the company might abandon its 140-character-per-post limit. Many see...

Lawsuit to scare VW out of the U.S.

The U.S. government’s lawsuit against Volkswagen threatens the German automaker with such heavy penalties that, in hindsight, it may not have been worth it...
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