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If millionaires formed a political party, they'd have a lock on government

May 9, 2013
A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
Posted In: government, Congress, politics

Cass Sunstein on making government simpler, not smaller

Apr 8, 2013
As head of the White House office that deals with government regulation under President Obama, Cass Sunstein pushed for fewer rules and lower costs. His new book lays out a path for simpler, if not smaller, government going forward.
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Is running the government like running a business?

Oct 31, 2012
Running the U.S. economy is just like running a business, right? Not necessarily. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the differences between a president and CEO.
Posted In: president, ceo, business, government, elections, whiteboard

The Digital Vote: States and Nonprofits Push for Voter Registration Online

Sep 24, 2012
Let's start with the anatomy of a troll: First you email. Then you follow up with a text. Then, if all else fails, you place a phone call. All of this to get your kid in college to register to vote. Technology to the rescue?
Posted In: online voter registration, voter registration, government, election

Do Americans want less government?

Sep 20, 2012
Mitt Romney and President Obama will be crisscrossing the state of Florida today. In recent weeks, one issue is becoming central to the campaign: Whether the government is over-regulating business.
Posted In: government, Mitt Romney, government spending

Middle class moochers?

Sep 6, 2012
How tax exemptions and subsidies help pay for the American lifestyle.
Posted In: big government, government, subsidies

Americans concerned about government corruption

Aug 2, 2012
Gallup's latest data reveals Americans' priorities for whichever man wins the fall presidential election.
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How Americans view institutions, big and small

Jun 21, 2012
As part of our weekly Attitude Check, we look at recent Gallup data on how Americans feel about big versus small business, government, and other institutions.
Posted In: big business, Small Business, government, apple

The rich don't control Washington

May 9, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says that contrary to popular wisdom, it's actually the poor and the middle-class who control the government.
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Silly taxes historically made for clever dodgers

Apr 13, 2012
Throughout history, rulers have imposed taxes on everything from wigs to windows, but astute tax avoiders have always found a way to escape them.
Posted In: Taxes, tax dodgers, government

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