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South Africans disappointed by growing inequality

May 7, 2014
A tale of two economies living in the same country.
Posted In: South Africa, elections, apartheid

The Koch brothers are spending on the midterm elections. Already

Jan 15, 2014
The conservative Koch brothers are targeting vulnerable Congressional Democrats who supported the ACA.
Posted In: campaign spending, Koch brothers, elections, 2014 elections

In Germany, elections loom and doubts about the eurozone

Sep 20, 2013
On Sunday, German voters will go to the polls. Victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel seems certain. One unpredictable element, however, is the fate of a party that wants to exclude the Eurozone's economically struggling members from the bloc.
Posted In: Eurozone, Germany, Merkel, AfD, elections

Economy takes center stage in Iran election

Jun 14, 2013
Iran’s economy is likely to be a major election issue, as the country faces crippling international sanctions, 30 percent unemployment, and soaring inflation.
Posted In: Iran, elections

Japan's new prime minister faces challenges

Dec 17, 2012
Newly-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces the tasks of reviving Japan's economy and handling strained relations with China.
Posted In: Japan, China, Shinzo Abe, elections

How Americans feel about marijuana, unions post-election

Dec 13, 2012
Michigan workers protested Governor Rick Snyder's decision to pass the right-to-work bills into law yesterday. They say the laws weaken unions.
Posted In: elections, marijuana, unions

Why local elections matter more to your personal finance

Nov 9, 2012
Elections with national implications get a lot of media attention, but it's the local races that can have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.
Posted In: elections, local, local government

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

Leaving the country if your candidate loses? Sure you are

Oct 17, 2012
The complicated world of election polling.
Posted In: dubner, freakonomics, elections, polls

Dutch elections could impact EU debt crisis

Sep 12, 2012
Voters have been at the polls today in the Netherlands -- and the results could have a big impact on the troubled euro zone.
Posted In: Netherlands, elections, Europe debt crisis

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