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The unintended consequences of elections

Nov 1, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses some of the strange side effects that happen around elections.

Gridlock Eraser. Budget Swallower. Debt Silencer.

Oct 31, 2011
What if the super committee had actual superpowers, like in a comic book?
Posted In: super committee

Super committee members clash over tax increases

Oct 28, 2011
With a deadline less than a month away, Democrats and Republicans on the super committee are disagreeing over the best way to cut the deficit.

Mike Holland: U.S leaders could learn from Europe

Oct 28, 2011
News about the debt crisis solution in Europe has markets reacting positively, but we still have problems to solve here at home.

Austerity is in vogue

Oct 28, 2011
The super committee has to cut government spending by more than $1 trillion. But now Democrats, Republicans and big business are all talking cuts more than three times that much. How come?
Posted In: tax cuts

Alabama delicatessen owner burned by immigration comments

Oct 27, 2011
A restaurant owner worries his Latino workers will leave Alabama because of a tough immigration law. But after talking to the media, he also worries about losing customers.
Posted In: Immigration

Democrats, Republicans release separate debt reduction plans

Oct 27, 2011
Another downgrade could be on the horizon if Democrats and Republicans on the super committee can't agree on a debt reduction plan in the coming months.

Iraq war over

Oct 24, 2011
President Obama says the Iraq War is over and that all U.S. troops will come by year-end. So what will the U.S. be spending in Iraq on Jan. 1, 2012?

Sloan: Candidates' economic plans just fall flat

Oct 24, 2011
Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan explains why the current economic plans being talked about by presidential candidates are unrealistic and purely political.

The problems with the Volcker Rule

Oct 21, 2011
The Volcker Rule is supposed to make the financial world a safer place, but it's only in draft mode right now, and already facing obstacles.