The Capital Letter: Week of October 12

The economics and politics of stimulus, taxes everywhere, the tech wars, the deficit, South Sudan, and more.

Citing NYT Tax Story, Pelosi Questions Whether Putin Has Financial ‘Leverage’ Over Trump

Pelosi questions how that Trump’s financial burden, according to the report, might have influenced policy or relations with foreign nations.

The Capital Note: Individual Investors, Inflation & the Invisible Hand

The Role of Robinhood, Inflation-Adjusted Capital-Gains Taxes, Shakespeare’s Influence on Adam Smith, and more.

Top Senate Republicans Dismiss Trump’s Tax-Cut Wishes

The president tweeted on Tuesday that “Payroll Taxes, and perhaps Capital Gains Taxes, must be put on the table.”