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What is a Recession, and Why Are People Talking About the Next One?

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The New York Times – Niraj Chokshi  Published: December 17th, 2018 Difficulty rating ★★★★ Credibility rating ★★★★★ Preview The following article examines the phenomenon of recessions in light of 2018 forecasts...

Argentina’s Insatiable- and destructive- appetite for U.S. dollars

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The Washington Post - Roberto A. Ferdman  Published: July 31, 2014 Difficulty rating ★★★ Credibility rating ★★★★ Preview This article talks about why Argentinians hoard US dollars like they do today....

Why this month’s lower unemployment rate isn’t great news

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Vox – Timothy B. Lee  Published: March 6th, 2015 Difficulty rating ★★★ Credibility rating ★★★★ Preview This article explains why a fall in the unemployment rate might not always be good...

Uncovering the Bad Math (or Logic) of an Economic Analysis Embraced by Bernie Sanders...

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The New York Times - Justin Wolfers Published: February 26th, 2016 Difficulty rating ★★★★ Credibility rating ★★★★★ Preview This article breaks apart an Academic study by Professor Gerald Friedman that predicts...

What a stronger dollar means for the economy

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CBS News – Mark Thoma  Published: October 13th. 2014 Difficulty rating ★★★ Credibility rating ★★★★ Preview This article discusses the benefits and disadvantages of a stronger currency for the people and...

Australia slips into deflation after CPI suffers biggest quarterly loss in 72 years

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9 News - Stuart Marsh Published: July 29th, 2020 Difficulty rating ★★ Credibility rating ★★★★ Preview This article talks about Australia’s consumer price index (CPI) falling to 1.9% in June 2020...

The value of unpaid chores at home

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BBC News - Kevin Peachey  Published: December 17th, 2018 Difficulty rating ★★★ Credibility rating ★★★★★ Preview This article talks about the value activities carried out by householders could have on the...

A Brief Introduction to Trade Economics

The Wall Street Journal – Alan S. Blinder  Published: July 8th 2018 Difficulty rating ★★★ Credibility rating ★★ Preview This article is an opinion piece by a well respected economist, discussing...

What negative interest rates mean for savers and investors

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Forbes – Sarah Zevos  Published: February 22nd, 2016 Difficulty rating ★★★★★ Credibility rating ★★★★★ Preview This article talks about how negative interest rates affect savers and investors differently. It explains how...

Do Rent Controls Work? The Economist Explains

By - The Economist (Author N/A)  Published: August 31st, 2015 Difficulty rating ★★★ Credibility rating ★★★ Preview This article looks at the effectiveness of rent control in a variety of locations...