Dumbing Down “Genius”
Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle
If you have not been following the news, here are the opening paragraphs of an article written by David A. Graham for The Atlantic and distributed with its Politics and Policy daily newsletter:
The Trump Team’s ‘Genius’ Spin on Unpaid Taxes
The idea that the Republican candidate showed his business acumen by avoiding tax obligations may resonate with many of his supporters.
What’s a presidential candidate to do when he’s caught red-handed—or, as the case might be, nearly $1 billion in the red?
Trump Tower had to reckon with that question this weekend, after The New York Times on Saturday night published a story suggesting that Donald Trump likely paid no taxes for nearly two decades, thanks to a $916 million loss in 1995. By Sunday morning, the campaign line was clear: This…
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