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What Is “Medicare for All” – Features, Costs, Pros & Cons

Congress is holding hearings about the proposed "Medicare for All" bill. And with all the conflicting opinions about Medicare for All, it’s only natural if you’re feeling a bit confused about it. Here’s what you need to know about this health care plan — what it actually involves, what it would cost, and how it could affect you.
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What Does Gentrification Mean for Neighborhoods? – Benefits vs. Negative Effects

Suppose you're living in a cheap, somewhat run-down neighborhood in the city. After a while, you notice new people starting to move in: artists,...
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Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a Measure of Inflation – How...

The Consumer Price Index, or CPI, increasingly affects Americans of all ages, incomes, and location. Yet few citizens understand how it's calculated, how it's...
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The Gender Wage Gap – Do Men Really Earn More Than...

It's no big secret that men, as a group, earn more than women. A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2016, women...
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United States Tax History – Federal Income Tax History in America

It's safe to say that few Americans find taxes fascinating. In fact, "frustrating," "nerve-wracking," and "bewildering" might be more commonly applied terms when describing...
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What Is the European Union and Why Does It Matter to...

On June 23, 2016, voters in the United Kingdom elected to terminate their country's membership in the European Union in a referendum known colloquially...
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How Immigration Affects the U.S. Economy – 11 Myths to Dispel

Immigration has long been a controversial subject for Americans, despite the country's reputation as the world's melting pot. In times of economic uncertainty, emotions run...
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What Is the Sharing Economy – Example Companies, Definition, Pros &...

Some call it the gig economy. Others call it the peer economy. Others, the collaborative economy, or "collaborative consumption." Still others, the sharing economy.Tomayto,...
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Labor Unions in the United States – How They Work, Pros...

When you read news stories about the middle class in America, you often see terms such as "squeezed" or "declining." As a 2017 study...
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Fake News? 8 Ways to Determine If a News Story Is...

During a 2017 interview on the Christian Trinity Broadcasting Network, President Donald Trump claimed his use of the word "fake" to describe the media was...
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What Is Money Laundering (Explained) – Examples, Schemes & Regulations

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump and veteran political wheeler-dealer, pleaded not guilty on October 30, 2017, to about a...
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What Is a Living Wage? – Minimum Income for Basic Needs...

For several years, lawmakers on the left have been pushing to increase the federal minimum wage. They claim that the current rate, $7.25 an...