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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). Former president of Island Resources Foundation.

The Romance of Corporate Tax Rates: US Tax Rates One-third of Other Industrial Nations

Dozens of America’s biggest businesses paid no federal income tax — again 55 corporations had zero federal tax liability in 2020, including household names like Nike, FedEx and Dish Network, analysis finds White House press secretary Jen Psaki points to … Continue reading

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Church Membership in US Continues to Slip

From the Washington Post: <https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/03/29/church-membership-fallen-below-majority/ > Religion Church membership in the U.S. has fallen below the majority for the first time in nearly a century By Sarah Pulliam Bailey March 29, 2021 at 6:03 p.m. EDT The proportion of Americans … Continue reading

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Atlantic Article on Effectiveness of New Technologies in Combating Covid-19

from The Atlantic, on-line at <https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/03/three-ways-pandemic-has-bettered-world/618320/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20210318&silverid=NDA2NzU4MTkyMTkwS0 > Health 3 Ways the Pandemic Has Made the World Better COVID-19 has inflicted devastating losses. It has also delivered certain blessings. Zeynep Tufekci March 18, 2021 This has been a year of terrible … Continue reading

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Sint Maarten Accuses the Netherlands of Neo-colonial Paternalism in Covid-19 Assistance.

The Americas — this appeared in the 14 March, 2021, print edition of the Washington Post and at <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/coronavirus-sint-maarten-netherlands/2021/03/10/d2f58bea-80e9-11eb-81db-b02f0398f49a_story.html > Racial reckoning in the Caribbean: Former colony confronts the Netherlands over coronavirus aid conditions Sint Maarten Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale

From The Washington Post: < https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/03/02/dc-bald-eagles/ > A new, younger ‘First Lady’ bald eagle moves in at the National Arboretum A new, young female bald eagle has shown up at the nest of a bald eagle couple, Mr. President and … Continue reading

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What Remote Working Can Mean for New “Tourism” in the Caribbean

This article from the on-line Washington Post special travel-related section called “By the Way” <https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/02/22/digital-nomad-visas-covid/?itid=sf_travel-news&utm_campaign=wp_by_the_way&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_bytheway > presents some of the issues that might influence the development of new tourism models, based on new work modes for several categories of worker.I … Continue reading

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Funniest Thing I’ve Read in Years: Abbott & Costello versus the Marx Brothers

From AXIOS, just out < https://www.axios.com/trump-oval-office-meeting-sidney-powell-a8e1e466-2e42-42d0-9cf1-26eb267f8723.html > 8 hours ago – Politics & Policy Off the Rails Bonus episode: Inside the craziest meeting of the Trump presidency Axios by Jonathan Swan, Zachary Basu Photo illustration of the white house surrounded … Continue reading

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Thank you, Marty Baron , and Jeff Bezos, too

From The Washington Post, 27 January 2021: < https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/martin-baron-washington-post-retirement/2021/01/26/62a76198-5ff0-11eb-9430-e7c77b5b0297_story.html > Media Martin Baron, executive editor who oversaw dramatic Washington Post expansion, announces retirement Photo caption: Martin Baron, seen in the Washington Post newsroom as it is announced that The Post … Continue reading

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Obituary for Juan Guzmán

From The Washington Post — <https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/juan-guzman-tapia-judge-who-battled-chilean-dictator-dies-at-81/2021/01/23/3d51a1f8-5d00-11eb-a976-bad6431e03e2_story.html > Obituaries Juan Guzmán Tapia, judge who battled Chilean dictator, dies at 81 Judge Juan Guzmán Tapia in 2005. (Tom Uhlman/AP) By. Matt Schudel – – – – – Jan. 23, 2021 at 11:23 … Continue reading

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News from the Deep Swamp: Finance Companies Took $500 million in PPP Funds

[Long] From The Washington Post < https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/15/debt-collectors-payday-ppp/ Summary: More than 1,700 debt-collection agencies and related businesses borrowed from the program, totaling more than $520 million in loans. Debt collectors, payday lenders collected over $500 million in federal pandemic relief Paycheck … Continue reading

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