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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.

March 2015

Here’s the U.S. Deficit’s Next Victim

By - March 20, 2015

With projected deficits reaching $1 trillion in 2025, this issue has to be addressed soon. At that time, one clear victim will emerge.

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Presidential Hopefuls Watch Market With Bated Breath

By - March 16, 2015

Will our next president be Republican or Democrat? The answer depends on if the market crashes sooner rather than later.

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Tax Policy Will Prove Crucial for GOP Win

By - March 9, 2015

As Republicans work to win the most votes in 2016, a huge factor will be their stance on taxes. Which GOP group will win?

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The 2016 GOP Battle Heats Up

By - March 2, 2015

As the competition for a 2016 presidential nomination heats up, the Republican Party will be split on several issues…

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