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Welcome to Wednesday.

Tom McGrath believes that the future of Boston politics lies with the youth, who are troubled by the shapes of things to come. Good luck to them. I hope they do better than we did.

In a piece in Commonwealth Magazine, David G. Tuerck and Laurie Belsito argue against the millionaire’s tax. So does Jeff Jacoby, in the Globe. Meanwhile, Pro Publica reviewed IRS records and found that Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and other well known billionaires paid little or no federal income tax. The report “demolishes the cornerstone myth of the American tax system: that everyone pays their fair share and the richest Americans pay the most.” What to believe? Jeremy Arnold has some thoughts.

Bill Bratton weighs in on the state of policing today.

Adam Gaffin reports that in an effort to move things along, the wrongful termination lawsuit brought by Dennis White against the city may move to federal court at the city’s request. The formidable Kay Hodge is representing the city on this one.

And Michael Zhang takes us behind the scenes for the story of how this amazing short video, that mocks the second law of thermodynamics, was shot. No sense crying over spilt milk.

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