They bankrolled Donald Trump. They applauded his tax cuts. They cheered as the stock market soared. Now, the sound coming from some of the president’s wealthiest donors is this: silence.
Harold Hamm, the oil titan who’s a Trump confidante, didn’t return requests for comment.
Also silent were Richard and Liz Uihlein, owners of Uline Inc., who’ve poured tens of millions into conservative causes in recent years. Hedge fund manager John Paulson didn’t respond to a message seeking comment, nor did Charles Dolan, whose family controls the Madison Square Garden companies.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), citing conversations with senior White House officials, told Hugh Hewitt that President Trump was “excited” and “delighted” as his supporters tried to storm the U.S. Capitol and was “confused” others weren’t so excited.
The annual conference of the American Economic Association (ASSA 2021) was unusual this year, for obvious reasons. … Perhaps the most interesting paper in this session was that by Janice Eberly of NorthWestern University who showed that during the COVID slump, companies had saved huge amounts of capital spending on offices, travel and other physical equipment as staff worked from home (at their own expense). This provided an opportunity for business to boost the productivity of the workforce without extra capital spending and less labor – a way out for capitalism after the pandemic?