The slides are available here. The paper on which the talk was based is available here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
Slide 23 was new, reflecting that I was giving the talk to an EC audience. I elaborated a bit in person on the last text box in the slides, from the perspective of: What should tax policy folks in the EC be thinking about the U.S., as an ally/partner/rival/potential dealmaking counterparty, etc.?
It was lovely to be in Copenhagen, which I had not previously visited, although close family members had (rightly) given it rave reviews. I lucked out on the weather, and if, after getting home after 10 pm last night I had to give a two-hour Tax I lecture this morning at 8:50 am, then I have only myself to blame, and/or I chose to do this with my eyes open.
Sometimes these days, when one visits a lovely European city on business, one asks oneself, on the return: Why exactly am I going back? (Leaving aside all my personal and professional connections in the U.S., which needless to say are entirely binding.)
I absentee-voted before leaving on the trip, as I knew the polls would be closed by the time I got back.
Suppose you were to guess: How many times, while I was in transit or away, did I check any U.S. news of any sort on my various screens or otherwise, leaving aside sports and culture?
If the over-under is one time, and you are betting on this, I strongly advise you to take the “under.”
In addition to touring Copenhagen a bit during such time as I had (I was there for about 72 hours), I also managed to read 3 books on Kindle, each of which I quite enjoyed: Mick Herron’s Slow Horses, Angela Thirkill’s High Rising, and Donald Westlake’s The Fugitive Pigeon. The common theme was (a) escapism / easy to read while tired and/or stressed, plus (b) good literary quality.