Money & Politics

Money & Politics are virtually inseparable. Learn more about some of the most important political and economic issues of our time.

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Tax rebates are one trick lawmakers and economists use to prevent a recession. But do they knock the economy back on track or merely delay the inevitable?

By Jane McGrath

Some special interest groups exist solely to level negative attacks at political candidates. How do these groups work? And can they be stopped?

By Josh Clark

The 2020 presidential election is expected to be the most expensive ever, with President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden having raised $3.2 billion by October 2020. Where does this money come from, and where does it all go?

By Charles W. Bryant & Melanie Radzicki McManus

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WPA projects spanned from New York to California, and many still exist today. Find out about 12 WPA projects that can still be found, including Doubleday Field and Camp David.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

The government's Alphabet Agencies were created during the Great Depression to relieve the economic tensions. Learn about these Alphabet Agencies, including the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

They may seem "old school," but labor unions still play a large role in many professions. Learn about the history and current state of labor unions.

By Jacob Silverman

While the reasons behind strikes can be complex, they all boil down to two key elements: money and power. In this article, we'll explain labor unions' role in worker strikes, investigate U.S. labor laws and more.

By Ed Grabianowski

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Campaign contributions are divided into "soft money and "hard money." What do these terms mean, exactly? And why has there been such a political outcry about this campaign donations in recent years?

While compensation for the U.S. president is very generous when compared with the average American's salary, these men likely didn't get elected to office with the goal of getting rich. So how much does he get paid?