naked cap: Elizabeth Warren Slams Democrats for Helping Gut Financial Regulations.

They stopped training credit officers who were able to analyze the risks of lending to idiosyncratic businesses, and to the extent that there will still old-school branch managers who had those skills, they cut or got rid of their ability to make discretionary loans and also gutted the higher level supervisory apparatus for small business loans.

And to what loan instruments do small businesses turn, if not the above? Credit cards. But interest rates have gone sky-high compared to previous decades. Miss a payment, you can end up in usurious ranges (30% or more, rates that shouldn't exist). So small business is suffering in America. More than it should. Politicians really want to brag about us on one hand, whip and starve us on the other.

The Atlantic: The Original Sin of the GOP Tax Plan.

And it makes life hard for some of the very small businesses it’s trying to help.

"Clownshoes" Ryan strikes again. That's all I need to hear. Boo, hiss. If someone would throw a lifeline to small business in America, the prosperity would go off the charts. We just need a freaking break, that's all.

Mashable: Kneel and acknowledge the awesome comfort of The Edge Desk.

I mentioned this before years ago - beware kneeling chairs - and now kneeling desks. If you wear jeans or cords and have hairy legs, during the process of repeatedly sliding in and out of the knee padding you'll rip the hair out and have bald spots. Speaking from experience. "And it don't grow back." Knee-toupees aren't an option. Kilts will be out for you, everafter.  I shave my gams for cycling in the summer, so it's not a big deal. But if your aesthetic runs to Burt Reynolds bear rugs and manly shorts ... you may wish to prefer the standing desks.

NY Mag: Ivanka Should Show Us the Women Who Make Her Life Possible.

Wilful blinders. I suspect this won't get much real traction. Let me explain my reasoning by talking about a popular blogging niche.

Mommybloggers. Only recently have Mommybloggers started to come clean about their sponsors, affliations and 'staff'. I've watched the niche grow, fascinated and impressed. But there has been a significant lack of candor over the years, causing average people (non-bloggers) to feel 'less than', underachievers. Noone raises kids, writes character-filled long blog posts, takes technically perfect photos, manages a full spectrum of social media channels, answering commenters, and/or creates ebooks or video courses by themselves. Oh, some have tried - they crash and burn in weeks/months. People are wising up to the fact that if it looks like a perfect life, "it takes a team." Family, husbands, virtual assistants, social media 'by the hour'. The niche is rationalizing the discoveries of substantial backing as 'being a good businessperson.' Doing so seems to salve most of their audience. It is truly astonishing how much the more popular ones earn for posting sponsored goods. Most now disclose immediately, thank goodness. 

Given that, look at Ivanka again. What is she doing, that every other Mommyblogger isn't already doing, hasn't already done? So I theorize this won't go far as a condemnation - many of the people who might be offended are already acclimated. And find it admirable.