Tax Law Changes and the Presidential Election

By Pierre G Villere By the time you read this, we will be days away from electing our next president. And believe me, I learned in the 2016 election results that pollsters are missing their election calls more and more these days, as voters become harder to predict, and voter turnout is impossible to gauge.

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A Change in the Future of Urban America

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I have written in the recent past about what the COVID-19 pandemic has left permanently etched in our lives and culture, and as the scourge drags on through these summer months, it is starting to extend its cultural tentacles, reaching other areas of our lives and undoubtedly changing them forever. Two of the greatest truisms that have come out of…

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The Goodwill Conundrum

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As we all know, the construction materials industry, which in part includes construction aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and concrete products, has been consolidating rapidly over the past three decades, and the pace of that consolidation shows no signs of abating anytime soon. So it is worth understanding how purchasers in our industry, usually large multi-nationals, treat a purchase of a smaller…

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