Daniel Indiviglio is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist, based in Washington, where he covers the intersection of politics and business. He joined from The Atlantic, where he covered a similar beat, providing analysis on topics such as financial regulation, housing finance policy, the Treasury, and the Fed. He also wrote for Forbes. He is a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation. Prior to becoming a journalist, Dan spent several years working as an investment banker and a consultant for financial services firms. He holds a BA from Cornell University, where he triple majored in economics, philosophy and physics. Follow Dan on Twitter @indiviglio
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The investor wants to help U.S. companies bring back $2 trln of overseas cash in return for a reduced tax that will fund infrastructure. A massive so-called super PAC will back like-minded candidates in 2016 elections. The idea makes sense, but a longer-term fix would be better.
SEC commissioners have long sniped at each other, slowing the agency’s work. Two new ones nominated by President Obama may make matters worse, given their sharply opposing views on regulation. The partisanship that has infected D.C. threatens gridlock for financial oversight.
Breakingviews estimated that the socialist U.S. presidential wannabe would spend $8 trln more over 10 years than his tax proposals would bring in. Readers questioned our figures. As with rival analyses, many assumptions are required. Some of them are laid out in more detail here.
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