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August 15, 2017

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–On the Show:

–The conclusion to our interview with Natasha Dow Schull, cultural anthropologist and associate professor at New York University, who joins David to discuss her book “Addiction by Design” about gambling addiction and casino design

–President Trump’s disastrous tax proposal would repeal the estate tax and alternative minimum tax, eliminate most itemized deductions, and cut the business rate from 35% to 15%

–An analysis of six decades of data find that tax rates have little association with productivity, and that reductions in capital gains taxes and top marginal rates lead to greater income inequality

–Notable discussions from The David Pakman Show Reddit

–Donald Trump tells the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he will not put an immediate end to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as promised during the campaign

–The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation says it is likely that Trump’s corporate tax cuts would impact the deficit for longer than ten years; this would violate the Senate’s budget reconciliation rule that Republicans will have to use to pass Trump’s tax plan and avoid a Democratic filibuster

–According to an audit by the Fair Labor Association, Ivanka Trump’s fashion line is made by Chinese workers who are being illegally overworked and make approximately $1 per hour

–Although right-wingers make an issue out of transgender bathroom policy, more Republican lawmakers have been arrested for sexual misconduct in bathrooms than all transgender people in the United States

–Voicemail from the Kansas Troll expressing contempt over David’s approach to mitigating the effects of the YouTube advertiser boycott

–On the Bonus Show: Wikipedia founder fighting fake news, economic mobility nearly halved since 1940, man who pushed foam down toilets caught by police, and much more…

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