Category Archives: Economy

The Unnecessarily Complicated System of Taxes

“In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes” – Benjamin Franklin As most of you know, today is the last day for you to file your taxes on time. Therefore, the question must be brought up again: Why … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Debate: 3 Perspectives

President Barack Obama is proposing a new plan to Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour. Obama says this would increase the earnings of 15 million low-income people, narrow the gap between … Continue reading

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Dow Jones Record High Not as Big a Deal as You Would Think

The Dow Jones closed at $14,253.77 yesterday, surpassing the previous record high set in October of 2007. But what does this really mean? Does it mean we have finally moved past the devastating effects of one of the worst recessions … Continue reading

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