Economy

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A Primer on the Economic Benefits of Immigration

President Trump ascended to the American presidency on campaign promises that focused on stopping illegal immigration. Like his two immediate predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush, he adopted hard-line immigration policies. It just so happens that T...
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Record Low US Birth Rate Is Ticking ‘Time Bomb’

Perhaps you've heard that Americans aren't having as many babies as they did in the past. In fact, the U.S. birth rate dropped to an all-time low in 2017. American women gave birth to 3.85 million infants in...
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Smart Money Is Pulling Out of Stock Market

Cash exited U.S. equity funds in June in the largest amount since the peak of the 2008 global financial crisis, according to Lipper data. Reuters reported July 5 the following: "U.S.-based stock mutual fu...
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With Deficit Ballooning, Trump Wants More Tax Cuts

The Congressional Budget Office and other nonpartisan analyses project that President Donald Trump's tax cuts passed in December will add more than $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. For those keeping track at home, fortune.com reports that th...

Is Our Trade Deficit Draining Jobs Like Trump Says?

Are those tariffs imposed by the Trump administration going to bring back jobs to the United States? This is one of the questions addressed in New York Times economist Neil Irwin’s discussion of the trade deficit. Irwin takes the reader through a step-by...
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