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19 Apr 2013
The crisis in the Eurozone has been one of the most destabilising global events over the last couple of years. Since the global financial crisis of 2008 the...
Obama vs. Romney: Should the U.S. Government continue to spend at current levels even if it means raising taxes
9 Oct 2012
Austerity | Barack Obama | Deficit | economic growth | Election 2012 | Government spending | Mitt Romney | National Debt | Politics | Taxes | Voting | Tax | Economy
Since the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the federal budget and the taxes that fund it have been the most consistently debated topic in politics. This is because...
23 Mar 2012
Austerity | Deficit | economics | European financial crisis | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | National Debt | role of government | Economic policy | Eurozone crisis | Economy
Governments often face a dilemma wherein the public wants more services but also to pay less tax. Both are beneficial to the nation’s economy; the more a...
22 Feb 2012
Austerity | central bank | Deficit | economics | Keynes | monetarism | National Debt | role of government | Stimulus | supply side | Economic policy | Finance | Tax | Economy
The debt of the United states at the time of writing is approaching $15 Trillion by many measures and growing quickly (8 November 2011). However, that only...
13 Sep 2011
congress | Deficit | Earmarks | Line Item Veto | Politics | Power | president | Separation of powers | Spending | Supreme Court
The line item veto is a debate that is only really relevant to the United States. The US Constitution gives Congress, as the legislative branch of government...