Any layman looking to understand the coming tax reform debate would do well to read T.R. Reid’s new book, “A Fine Mess.”Reid is a skilled journalist, with a knack for making sense of the most complicated subjects. And few subjects are more complicated than the U.S. tax system. Reid’s method is similar to that of his 2009 book, “The Healing of America.”He believes that by looking at the policies of other industrialized countries, we can learn what works and what doesn’t.
Mark Fields’ ouster as CEO of Ford yesterday is another example, if anyone needed one, of just how hard it is to lead a company in the midst of disruptive change. The auto industry is actually riding the waves of three separate disruptions, all at the same time: electric engines, ride sharing, and autonomous vehicles.
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