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Senate stimulus bill contains cash payments, unemployment for Americans

Senate stimulus bill contains cash payments, unemployment for Americans

TOP OF THIS HOUR. DR. NICOLE SAPHIER. DR. NICOLE SAPHIER. JONATHAN SERRIE FROM ATLANTA JONATHAN SERRIE FROM ATLANTA AND WE BEGIN WITH JOHN ROBERTS AND WE BEGIN WITH JOHN ROBERTS THE CHIEF WHITE HOUSE THE CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT. CORRESPONDENT. >>GOOD MORNING TO YOU.>>GOOD MORNING TO YOU. WE DON’T HAVE ANY TIMING ON WE DON’T HAVE ANY TIMING ON THAT VOTE THIS AFTERNOON. THAT VOTE THIS AFTERNOON. A LOT OF PROCEDURAL HURDLES A LOT OF PROCEDURAL HURDLES THAT HAVE TO…

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Laffer: Giving Americans $1,000 checks doesn’t make any sense

Laffer: Giving Americans $1,000 checks doesn’t make any sense

IRRELEVANT. WE WILL DEAL WITH IT ALL. WE WILL DEAL WITH IT ALL. WE WILL START WITH YOUR MONEY. WE WILL START WITH YOUR MONEY. ART LAFFER, FORMER REAGAN ART LAFFER, FORMER REAGAN ECONOMIST, WITH US NOW. ECONOMIST, WITH US NOW. I CALL THIS A SUPPORT AND RESCUE I CALL THIS A SUPPORT AND RESCUE PLAN. PLAN. I DON’T THINK IT’S A STIMULUS I DON’T THINK IT’S A STIMULUS PLAN BECAUSE YOU CAN’T STIMULATE PLAN BECAUSE YOU CAN’T STIMULATE THIS…

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Mapping poverty in America | The Economist

Mapping poverty in America | The Economist

The United States is the world’s richest country. It is also one of the most unequal. 40 million people live in poverty. That’s around 12% of the population. It has the highest poverty rate in the rich world and three men own as much wealth as the bottom half of the population. The good news is that poverty has decreased over the past two years, but income inequality has increased, resulting in a growing gap between the rich and the…

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What’s So Great About Economic Freedom? – Learn Liberty

What’s So Great About Economic Freedom? – Learn Liberty

Economic freedom is about, yes, the freedom to buy and sell stuff, but it’s also about the freedom to interact with people, to converse with people, to travel where we want, to say the things we want to say. These things [that] involve interaction with others are truly at the core of economic freedom. There’s a tremendous body of evidence that suggests that economic freedom is associated with many of the things we think of when we think of a…

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Economic Freedom by the Numbers

Economic Freedom by the Numbers

ANTONY DAVIES: Economists are interested in how people behave when their unlimited desires collide with their limited abilities. We focus a lot on how people go about making decisions and what those decisions are. Here, you could imagine, not just amongst economists but amongst people at large, two schools of thought. One school of thought says that decision-making should be more centralized, that is, the government should be making decisions and imposing those decisions on people. The argument that people…

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GUY VERHOFSTADT on A UNITED EUROPE

GUY VERHOFSTADT on A UNITED EUROPE

Mr. Verhofstadt, young people today are not engaged in the political process. But what happens in Europe affects every young person no matter where they’re from. In your own words, how best can you explain the situation in Europe? What is happening now, and the huge unemployment rate that they are facing in certain countries like Spain and Italy and Greece is due to the fact that Europe is not prepared and is not really capable to defend his interest…

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