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What's the Single Biggest Problem With Our Tax Code?

This week's Working it Out question asks you to tell us the most important change you'd make to taxes

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How the Stimulus Shaped the White House

The president will run as an unsentimental populist not just because he considers it a superior vehicle for his economic policy, but also because the message of hope has been rendered hopeless

From Newsweek to CNN: The Narrowing of American Politics Reuters

From Newsweek to CNN: The Narrowing of American Politics

Writers and magazines help establish the bounds of debate that reaches the masses -- sometimes for the worse.

Why Mitt Romney's Money Matters Reuters

Why Mitt Romney's Money Matters

Mitt Romney is very, very rich. But net worth doesn't move voters. What does?

American Innovation: Nope, Not Dead Yet Reuters

American Innovation: Nope, Not Dead Yet

A new report from the National Science Board says that when it comes to high tech industries, the U.S. is still by far the global leader.

Romney's 15% Problem: He Pays the Same Tax Rate as a Family Making $50,000 Reuters

Romney's 15% Problem: He Pays the Same Tax Rate as a Family Making $50,000

Mitt Romney acknowledged his tax rate is close to 15%, thanks to a loophole called carried interest that helps the GOP frontrunner pay a rate similar to a family earning $50,000

What Does One Jobless Youth Cost Taxpayers? $14,000 a Year Reuters

What Does One Jobless Youth Cost Taxpayers? $14,000 a Year

With 6.7 million American youth out of work and out of school, the country faces a fiscal time bomb, according to a new report

Why Newspapers Often Don't Call Out Politicians for Lying Reuters

Why Newspapers Often Don't Call Out Politicians for Lying

The New York Times' public editor reignited a surprisingly complicated controversy that has divided journalists for years.

Private Equity Is a Force for Good Reuters

Private Equity Is a Force for Good

What it really is, whom it really helps, and why it really matters to capitalism

5% of Americans Made Up 50% of U.S. Health Care Spending Shutterstock / Scott Hales

5% of Americans Made Up 50% of U.S. Health Care Spending

And the top 1%? They made up one fifth of medical expenditures.

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