Daily Clips: February 6, 2016

Manufacturing accelerates in the US for a fifth straight month: Very impressive.

Dismantling Dodd-Frank: An excellent read on how regulations are slowly and methodically taken apart by special interests. There was one paragraph that particularly caught my interest, however, I’m not sure whether there is any merit to the point being made. Read for yourself:

For example, Trump owes $364 million in commercial loans to Deutsche Bank, his biggest private lender. Deutsche Bank is simultaneously negotiating a fine with the Justice Department over bubble-era abuses in the mortgage-backed securities market. Trump’s Justice Department could pursue a bigger fine and more punitive treatment of executives unless Deutsche Bank renegotiates the president-elect’s debt.

97 tech companies support legal challenge to Trump’s entry ban: We’re less than a month into this administration. Jeez.

Here’s how 2018 midterms could be undermined: Just in case you were getting a little bit too optimistic about the future of our country.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.