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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...
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Importance of Medicare and Impacts on Healthcare & the Federal Budget

Imagine a community where all of the physical structures were constructed 50 years ago of wood, have antiquated wiring, and are heated by open...
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What Is the Federal Reserve System – History & How It...

The words of Saint Paul to Timothy in the Christian Bible have resonated throughout the ages: "For the love of money is the root...
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How to Fix the United States’ Debt Problems & Reduce Federal...

According to projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), America will continue to spend more than it receives in revenues from 2016 to 2026, and...
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What Is Sequestration – Definition & How It Cuts the National...

While our country's ability to borrow money is a valuable asset, particularly in times of need such as wars or economic recessions, continuously maintaining...
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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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Financial Protections and Support for Military Service Members & Veterans

In August 2018, the Trump administration moved to decrease key financial protections for military service members. The administration proposed weakening Department of Defense (DOD)...
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Can Small Businesses Lead the U.S. Economic Recovery?

During the 2012 presidential election campaign, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney highlighted the importance of small businesses in regards to the long-term economic...
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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...
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How Can We Reform U.S. Entitlement Programs? – Social Security, Medicare...

Though they managed to avoid a fall from the fiscal cliff in the last hours of 2012, Democrats and Republicans continue to wage political war...
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What Is “Medicare for All” – Features, Costs, Pros & Cons

Medicare for All was a proposal that featured prominently in the 2020 campaign, with strong and conflicting opinions being voiced. Learn the basics of Medicare for All, how it compares to health care systems in other nations, and the pros and cons of implementing such a program in the United States.
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How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits – Requirements

Most of us expect to work until we retire and then live peacefully and contentedly on a pension and our savings. What we don't...