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Constance McCutcheon

As he formally declared his intention at the #TrumpOrlandoRally to run again, #POTUS45 told the audience that his new slogan would be “Keep America Great.” Great indeed. It means they’ll all have to buy new hats. nytimes.com/2019/06/18/us/… via @nytimes

Have fun browsing my Web essays, novels, short stories, and plays. And feel free to use the Contact form below to send me your comments and suggestions for worthy subjects and new projects. I would be glad to hear from you. To start, may I suggest my latest . . .

Corporate Algorithm Addendum, a web essay

My recent suggestion to reduce the U.S. wealth gap by introducing an algorithm that more equitably distributes corporate income excited objections, such as: It wouldn’t be fair to pay everyone too equally. Low earners get paid what they’re worth. CEOs deserve top compensation for facing high risk. This addendum addresses those objections.

A Corporate Algorithm, a web essay

Letting the top 1% accumulate so much wealth, then taxing it to redistribute that wealth can’t work. By the time taxes are applied, the damage has been done. To close the wealth gap, we must keep individuals from getting so rich in the first place. A corporate algorithm would do the trick.

The Assault on Michael Cohen, a web essay

On Feb. 27, Republicans had over 5 hours to question Michael Cohen. Instead, they mounted an assault to wound and disable the erstwhile Fixer, but those tactics backfired, scorching the noses of those who dealt them.

Seeking Shelter, a one-act play

On saving a vagrant woman from a mugging, Officer Rehm brings her to the police station for her own good. When he discovers the object of the attack, the woman’s extraordinary amulet, he asks the merchant who sold it to her to come in to verify the piece. A disturbing encounter ensues between the merchant and “his best customer” that convinces Rehm of one thing: he can’t let her keep it.

Footwork, a one-act play

Tyler, Chuntao, and their two children live with Tyler’s father to save the old man the expense of an assisted living facility. One busy day, Chuntao asks Tyler to take over her regular task of cutting his father’s toenails. Tyler returns from the unusual assignment irritated. His father’s feet have upset him.

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