U.S. economy

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Jul 3, 2018
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr

Donald Trump and the U.S. piggy bank

World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
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Jan 16, 2014
Photo: Andreas Metz/flickr

Class warfare: The U.S. economy

Robert Chernomas
Repeating over and over again the idea that taxing the rich, government social programs and regulation are the cause of unemployment, low wages, debt and lack of innovation doesn't make it true.
Columnists
Jan 18, 2013

Why Obama is not a socialist

The Economist, in its first issues of 2013, ran on its cover a picture of U.S. President Obama wearing a striped shirt and a beret. It was a joke and criticism directed towards his politics.
Blog
Aug 8, 2011

The new phase of the financial crisis

Andrew Jackson
We face a new crisis, or at least a stock market correction of major proportions, which may precipitate a new phase of the crisis. How should governments be responding to the panic in the markets?

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