Economics & Business
Here you’ll find links to web pages on economic issues.
The Recession and the Global Financial Crisis
Who’s more to blame for the current state of the U.S. economy, Bush or Obama? This economist says, “Bush, and here’s why…”
5 myths about the financial meltdown
Obama’s response to the financial crisis: was there a better way?
The U.S. and global economy, in graphs
6 ways to create jobs without increasing the deficit
…and 7 more ways to create jobs
Two economists (a Democrat and a Republican) offer a deficit-cutting proposal
Q: To help the U.S. economy, should we spend or save? A: It’s complicated…
The U.S Economy
Is it true that 47% of Americans pay no income tax? How could that have happened?
Quantitative easing: what is it, and why is the Federal Reserve going to use it (again)?
Some basics about farm subsidies
Restoring the American Dream: how to combat inequality and bring back opportunity
The decline of America’s middle class
Medicare and the deficit: please explain the problem
More Americans used to share in our prosperity
Rags to riches? It doesn’t happen as often in the U.S. as in Europe and Canada
How the federal budget process works
Where do your federal taxes go?
Harvard Business School professor: Unwise pursuit of profit is killing the U.S. economy
The decline of the dollar
The I.R.S. makes the case for a simpler tax code
Is Social Security really in danger of running out of funds?
Our dollars haven’t been backed by gold since 1971. Explain.
Fortune Magazine’s top-rated companies
Raising taxes on millionaires: Class warfare? “Just fair,” says Paul Krugman
The debate: do environmental rules stifle job-creation?
U.S. companies hold billions abroad to avoid taxes: should we change tax policy?
The National Debt
Who holds most of America’s debt? (It’s not China…)
Why did Congress create the debt ceiling in the first place?
Barclay’s Bank, the Libor rate, and the latest banking scandal: please explain
How to keep health-care costs for the elderly under control? Here’s a model program.
The fair trade movement, explained
Must economies always grow?
What does the IMF (International Monetary Fund) do?
Facebook’s rapid growth: a timeline
All about the Buffett Rule
What should you find out about a charity before donating to it?
A Goldman Sachs executive resigns… and explains why his conscience won’t let him stay
Four whistleblowers who exposed banks’ mortgage abuses
The top entrepreneurs of our time
How we really won the Cold War: not with military power, but with our economy
All about Ponzi schemes and Bernie Madoff
Why does the price of gas keep changing?
Drought is a natural disaster; famine is the man-made result of a broken system
The billionaires’ Giving Pledge
All about Nigerian email scams