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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.

April 2015

The One Certainty About the Next President

By - April 27, 2015

Whoever wins the 2016 election, he or she will have no choice but to either drastically cut spending or raise taxes.

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Will Hillary’s Alternates Please Stand Up?

By - April 1, 2015

Hillary Clinton is still regarded as the inevitable Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election. Here are four alternates...

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