Economy & Policy
Thanks to the federal government’s March 2020 economic stimulus package, most Americans will receive one-time cash payments beginning in April 2020. Before you start thinking up ideas for what to do with yours, find out about your eligibility and how much you’ll get.
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, students, same-sex couples, and young folks fresh out of college looking for historic charm at an affordable price. Over time, these newcomers gradually take over more and more of the neighborhood.
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 used, or its strengths and shortcomings. The CPI is one of the most important figures calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It reflects the rate of inflation that has
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 as “Brexit.” The verdict wasn’t decisive. The victorious “Leave” campaign won by a margin of less than 4%, and U.K. Google searches for “what is the EU” and “what is Brexit”
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 especially high, and partisans on both sides of the political divide use immigration controversy for their own gain. Knowing what’s fact and what’s fiction is particularly tricky in the unregulated, anonymous world