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Leading Lagging Economic Indicators

List of 16 Major Leading & Lagging Economic Indicators

Most economists talk about where the economy is headed - it's what they do. But in case you haven't noticed, many of their predictions...
Get Rid Penny Reasons

Should We Get Rid of the Penny? – 8 Reasons to...

According to an old superstition, it's good luck to find a penny on the sidewalk. But whether or not you believe picking up that penny will...
Money Laundering Examples

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...
Recession Proof Jobs

Top 10 Recession Proof Jobs – Do They Exist?

Let's face it. Recessions are difficult. You'll know this best if you're out of work and looking for a job. But even if you're employed,...
Big Government Versus Small Government

Big Government vs. Small Government – Which Is Ideal for the...

The term "big government" stimulates plenty of images and emotions, and they're generally negative. Words like "bureaucratic," "inefficient," "intrusive," and even "corrupt" are often...
Effects Recession Families

9 Effects of the Recession on Families and How to Cope

During any recession, news stories about unemployment figures take center stage while the families dealing with the recession suffer, often quietly. People work hard...
Bitcoin History Pros Cons

What Is Bitcoin – History, How It Works, Pros & Cons

Bitcoin is a virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, that's controlled by a decentralized network of users and isn't directly subject to the whims of central...
Truth About Gas Prices

The Truth About Why Gas Prices Are Rising So High

As a kid growing up in the frigid northern states, I eagerly awaited April and May when the days of shivering mornings, glove-covered hands,...
Snap Food Stamp Challenge

The SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge – Could You Eat on $4.15 a...

Imagine going into a supermarket knowing that you have only $30 for a week's worth of food. You make your way along the aisles...
Privatization Definition Public Works

What Is Privatization of Public Services – Definition, Pros & Cons

Since the beginning of civilization, there has been tension over the role of government and the provision of services paid for with public funds...
Sharing Economy Example Companies

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,...
Labor Unions Workers Strike Usa

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...