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Economy and Politics Archive

When politics are sound and efficient, strong economies usually follow. But when they’re chaotic and ineffective, economic growth is constrained. Conversely, economic downturns often lead to political upheaval, while times of strong economic growth foster political stability.

For a perfect example, just consider how political incompetence factored into the global economic meltdown of 2008. And then look at the political turmoil that followed as a result. We’re still suffering the consequences. The stories below explore this complex relationship.

October 2014

The Most Dangerous Charade Ever Concocted?

By - October 13, 2014

There’s no precedent for this anywhere in America’s 238-year history. And it should scare the hell out of you. Here's why.

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