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How Long Can Trump's Long Con Last?

Trump has exaggerated his wealth for years. In office, he's trying a similar scam.<p>In 1982, when Donald Trump was 36 years old, he began an annual ritual of lobbying Forbes magazine to include him on its list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Forbes debuted the list that year, and Trump pursued his …

Donald Trump

Why Leaders Need To Break With Consensus To Seize Opportunities

Anyone who has suffered the loss of a close relative knows the frustrations of dealing with officialdom. The process must always have been disheartening and upsetting, but the drive to put everything – from bank accounts to utility bills – online has arguably made it worse. Suddenly, passwords as …

Storytelling

7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 21, 2018 7:40 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>I was …

Political Science

3 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule 2018

Welcome to the spring of another year. And with the same predictability of shorts and t-shirts, the “Trends for 2018” are being established.<p>Every industry and niche will publish a few of these pieces outlining trends. Some industries – like content marketing – will publish several dozen “Trends for …

Marketing

Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

On March 31 the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the sixth time in three years and signaled its intention to raise rates twice …

Federal Reserve

Republicans Protecting Trump? Actually, It's Worse

It's difficult to see how the Comey memos help Trump, easier to see how they help hardcore conservatives pushing for their release.<p>Are Republicans in Congress providing cover for President Donald Trump in his struggles against the Russia investigation, as Matt Yglesias writes, "in exchange" for his …

Donald Trump

In Just 2 Words, Jeff Bezos Sums Up What Separates Winners From Dreamers

There may be no single formula for success, but Jeff Bezos' annual letter to stockholders comes darn close.<p>Few figures have captured our attention the way Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has. In just under 23 years Amazon has soared from revenues fo $500,000 to $178,000,000,000, from nine …

Leadership

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

The Republican "Tax Cut" Scam Is Crashing And Burning With American Voters.

It looks like the Republicans’ “signature achievement” of gutting taxes for corporations and the nation’s ultrawealthy “elite,” forced down …

Middle-class

Trump Voter Fraud Investigator Kris Kobach Found in Contempt of Court

One of U.S. President Donald Trump’s leading voter-fraud investigators was ruled in contempt of court for flouting a judge’s orders to ensure that …

Government

Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …

Tesla

The Resistance Is Infiltrating Trump Country

Strikes from West Virginia to Arizona are changing the characterization of traditionally "red" states<p>What the hell has happened to Trump Country? …

Republicans

A Grandfather's Advice Is Priceless. Mine Taught Me to Make the Most of This Short Life.

He confronted each day as if it were a barn that needed raising.<p>My grandfather, Dwight Archibald Garner, known to everyone as Archie, spent most of his early life working in the coal mines in and around Marion County, West Virginia. He quickly rose to become a foreman. Later he branched out and in …

Great Depression

The GOP Tax Cuts Are Such a Blatant Scam That They Might Change the Whole Conversation

Joshua HollandAre Democrats finally learning to refuse to play the “pay-for” game?The post The GOP Tax Cuts Are Such a Blatant Scam That They Might …

Economics

Millennials are set to rent for the rest of their lives – and if they do, the UK's economy will see serious consequences

How does the thought of renting your home for your entire life sound? For many Britons it probably evokes a horror show of chronic insecurity and …

Housing

How Courts Are Neutralizing Trump's Deceptions

The president deploys obfuscation as a political weapon, but both the Russia and Michael Cohen investigations show that facts really do matter in the courtroom.<p>On April 6, FBI agents raided the home, hotel room, and office of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. We now have a sense of …

Donald Trump

The 7 Worst Words to Use in Sales

I’m guilty of using all of the words I’m about to share with you when selling. Looking back, they have cost me money, influence and the opportunity to build deeper relationships. I have since deleted these words from my vocabulary and sales conversations within my organization. The result… …

Communication Skills

Trump Enraged After Finding Out He Stood Up to Putin

We always hurt the ones we love.<p>Nothing distinguishes <b>Donald Trump</b> from the Trump administration like <b>Vladimir Putin,</b> toward whom Trump remains inexplicably solicitous despite his advisers’ insistence that Russia is a grave national-security threat. The most generous interpretation of this …

Donald Trump

Trump Should Be Worried by Cohen Probe. Really Worried.

Federal prosecutors can dog him for the rest of his presidency, and he has no power to fire them.<p>Make no mistake: The presidency of Donald Trump has hit a major inflection point with the investigation of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New …

Donald Trump

10 Brilliant Quotes by Noam Chomsky on How Media Really Operates in America

Lo and behold, someone has put together on Tumblr a fantastic collection of great quotes by the world's most cited intellectual, curated and verified …

Economics

Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

Click here for reuse options! As Trump strikes Syria for the second time, here are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the …

War

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

Donald Trump

Paul Ryan’s Proudest Moment: Setting the Country on a Collision Course with Financial Ruin

The House speaker framed the achievement in glowing terms while discussing his impending retirement.<p>Since the day he developed what would become a lifelong, unremitting, probably-actually-really-awkward-for-his-wife crush on Ayn Rand, House Speaker <b>Paul Ryan</b> has dreamed about two things: cutting …

Bank of America

Wealth inequality is soaring – here are the 10 reasons why it’s happening

Damning statistic follows damning statistic on wealth inequality. The latest, from the House of Commons, is that by 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. The distribution of wealth – or rather the lack of it – may well prove to be the defining issue of our age. Such inequality …

Income Inequality

Mark Zuckerberg Just Went from Tech Visionary to Coal-Baron-Whose-Mine-Blew-Up

The Senate hearing exposed him as just another reckless billionaire capitalist.<p>The hearings on Tuesday in the Senate at which Mark Zuckerberg—ably portrayed once on the screen by Michael Fassbender in <i>Prometheus—</i>apologized for Facebook’s role in the Russian ratfcking of the 2016 presidential …

Cambridge Analytica

Inside Michael Cohen's New York Hotel on the Day of the FBI Raid

"He was complaining that they took his iPad and briefcase!"<p>On Monday night in New York City, the lounge at the Regency bar hummed with a buzz native …

Donald Trump

US deficit to approach $1tn after Trump tax cuts and spending bill, CBO says

The combined effects of Donald Trump’s tax cuts and last month’s budget-busting spending bill is sending the US budget deficit toward the $1tn mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.<p>The CBO report said the twin tax and spending bills will push the budget …

Economics

Trump Hotel to Employees: Don’t Hire Relatives

An employee handbook for the Trump Hotel Las Vegas also banned ‘[s]exually suggestive or obscene comments or gestures.’ No, seriously.<p>Jared Kushner, …

Donald Trump

Unicorns of the Intellectual Right

The hiring-then-firing of Kevin Williamson followed a familiar script. A mainstream media organization hires a conservative in the name of intellectual diversity, then is shocked, shocked to discover that he’s dishonest and/or holds truly reprehensible views – something that the organization could …

Economics

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation