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    Should You Donate Money to Politicians? This Author Says Think Twice

    Movies like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington depict small-town congressmen trying to avoid becoming corrupted by big business and lobbying groups. However, author Peter Schweizer said that in reality, businesses are often the ones trying to avoid corrupt political leaders. The problem is not that we have sort of idealistic, … More

    Next Fed Chairman: Independence Is Paramount

    Larry Summers withdrew his name from consideration for the next chairmanship of the Federal Reserve. The office currently occupied by Ben Bernanke wields enormous power over short-run economic changes. Poor decisions at the Fed can cause recessions or boost markets briefly. For that reason, the most important feature of the … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout on Innovative Ways to Create a Savings Culture

    I learned the importance of saving money early in life. After birthdays or holidays, my father would take my brother and me to the local savings bank to deposit money into our accounts. We even had a small booklet to track the interest we earned between visits. I consider it … More

    Is Capitalism Good for You?

    Most politicians and political commentators insist that this year’s election rests on economic concerns, not “social values” (contraception, abortion, gay marriage, and the like). But in America’s free market system, economics and values are in fact closely joined. Not only is capitalism the most successful system for generating wealth, but … More

    How Congress Should Deal with China

    The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on America’s economic relations with China. This is easier said than done—there’s a lot of ground to cover. One topic gets the most attention, of course: China’s currency policy. We should all hope that the committee can move beyond … More