On June 4, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case closely watched by many in the Christian community. In this case, Masterpiece Cakeshop won by a 7-2 margin, but this was not a total victory.
In the last installment of this series, Donald Roth describes how he thinks that the new tax law is part of an erosion of the rule of law in society brought about by both the dysfunction of our current system and a growing instability in the transition of power.
Today, we’ll pick up where we left off with a couple of claims that are similarly popular, and Donald Roth will try to put a bow on all of this before assessing the new tax law in its broader political context for the last piece of this series.
So, while the last article talked about what the tax law actually did and whether that was good from a tax policy perspective, today Donald Roth addresses the perceived impact of the tax law and assesses the accuracy of some of the most common winner/loser assessments.
Donald Roth is sure most of you are aware of the big changes that the new tax law brought about, but you may not know about many of the small tweaks and what they mean.
In the spirit of the book, "How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World", let’s unpack the importance of what Charles Taylor calls the “social imaginary” and how our perception of desperate times might validate increasingly desperate measures.