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By Anna Sillers
The U.S. economy grew 2.6 percent in the last three months of 2014, more slowly than in the previous two quarters of the year.
By Simone Pathe
Washington is forever arguing over benefit increases versus tax cuts to stimulate the economy. In a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, former Obama economic adviser Christina Romer and her husband show that tax cuts deliver a more…
By Making Sen$e Editor
All brands carry their own messaging about how we should look and act. And we take our cues from them -- whether it's a Starbucks Americano or a Harley Davidson motorcycle -- to shape our own identities, says marketing professor…
By Wahyd Vannoni
Welfare inequality, John Nye argues, is much less severe than it used to be, and trying to tax away or regulate income inequality will only make more intractable forms of inequality more pernicious.
By John Nye
'The Information Diet': Should Americans Exercise More 'Conscious Consumption'?…
By Paul Solman
Photo by Flickr user hakaider. Has all the talk about the debt ceiling left you wanting to reach for a cold one? Or several? How likely are they to be drowning their sorrows elsewhere in the world? You might…
Question: I often hear that WWII finally ended the Great Depression. How can it be that a relatively short war (WWII) was so helpful to the economy but…
Paul Solman: Viewer John David wrote these questions in an email back in April, responding positively to an interview with marketing expert Paco Underhill, which aired again last night. I only just got around to answering him, which began…
Question: What other taxes offer an opportunity to be progressive besides income and inheritance taxes? Paul Solman: Great question. I hope school is still in session. One alternative tax would be a progressive…
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