My column this week begins:
The most illuminating recent article about the tax reform debate didn't appear on the front page of any newspaper. It wasn't in the business section, or on the editorial page. It was an interview with Ellen Stern that appeared on an inside page of the New York Times arts section.
Mrs. Stern isn't an academic economist or a politician or a tax policy expert at some Washington think tank. She's a widow. Her husband, Jerome, died in March.