When George W. Bush signed two tax bills into law in both 2001 and 2003, he lowered tax rates for the vast majority of Americans as well as taxes on capital gains and investment dividends. So why are these bills so controversial?
It's hard to quantify the economic impact of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 -- and pretty much impossible to tally the emotional cost of that fateful day. How did the events of 9/11 affect the U.S. economically?
The gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten inside your gadgets are necessary to make them work. But if these elements come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they may have been mined with forced labor.
On April 13, 2011, President Barack Obama proposed a plan for reducing the United State's debt and strengthen its fiscal reputation. But what does it really take to save sums of money so large they hardly seem real?
We often hear about high-end contract negotiations in the entertainment world, but it's easy to forget that these rich guys are still laborers working under the auspices of a union. But how does the regular working stiff handle these negotiations?
The U.S. president rakes in a salary of $400,000 and lives in a 132-room mansion. With a full-time pastry chef and a private cinema at his disposal, the leader of the free world wants for nothing. But which perks are the priciest?
It's a pretty simple idea: Whatever revenue wealthy citizens generate will eventually trickle down to the lower classes. But it's tough to find the logic in the theory of trickle-down economics when mainstream America is going hungry and the upper cr
Want to get a debate going? Ask a group of politicians if trickle-down economics really works. For a few centuries now, theorists have been postulating that giving society's top earners tax breaks will help the lower classes in the long run. Think it
Even with fundraising restrictions, in the 2008 United States presidential election it's estimated that candidates will spend more than $3 billion on advertising. Yet many people argue that campaign finance reform restricts free speech.