By Chris Altchek (firstname.lastname@example.org), 22-Feb-2012
Today’s Word – The Obama administration will announce this afternoon that it would like to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 28% “while giving preferences to manufacturers that would set their maximum effective rate at 25%.” Geithner will lead to the charge to bring corporate taxes, which are among the highest in the developed world, to more competitive levels while closing the many loopholes that corporations currently utilize to lower their effective tax rates.
Top Stories – 5 Things Mitt Romney Can Learn From Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential Failure (Humza Bokhari) – Romney should learn to take caucuses seriously; don't let yourself be the underdog; and never trust the establishment.
French Philosopher Shows the Need for Robust Public Intellectuals (Daniel Sullivan) – Bernard-Henri Lévy, or “B.H.L,” as the French press call him, represents a figure presumed extinct in the 21st century, a public intellectual crusading for moral cause and inspiring action.
Why Do Harvard, Princeton, and Ivy League College Students Still Go Into Finance? (Jordan Wolf) – In 2011, 35% of the Princeton senior class went into finance, showing that finance is still a boom industry that flourishes in our increasingly narcissistic culture.
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What We’re Reading – Santorum can win in November (NYT); Super PAC donors revealed (WaPo); Rick Santorum cries Nazi (WaPo); Scoring the global war on terror (TomDispatch); A runner’s bond (Sports Illustrated).