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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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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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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...
Living Wage Minimum Income

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...
Us Adopt Value Added Tax

Will the U.S. Adopt the Value-Added Tax (VAT)? Roadblocks, Pros &...

Many Americans do not understand how an American VAT might affect them, or its possible economic consequences on GDP and the national debt. Congress is...
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How to Improve the U.S. Federal Tax System to Ensure Fairness

"Congress, Congress! Don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree." This 1930s ditty reflects the sentiments of most Americans today as Congress once...
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Social Security Going Broke – Solutions for When the Money Runs...

More than one-half of Millennials believe there will be no money in the Social Security system by the time they are ready to retire,...
National Lottery Fix Us Federal Debt

Can a National Lottery Fix the U.S. Federal Debt? – Pros...

Public lotteries have a long history. From Caesar Augustus (where tickets had prizes of slaves, real estate, and ships) to European governments during the...
Daylight Savings Time History Effects

Is Daylight Savings Time Helpful or Harmful? – History & Effects

Each year in early November, we all set our clocks back by one hour to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time. Or at...