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“The Middle Class is Getting Fired” But Here’s One Way to Survive: Altucher

“The Middle Class is Getting Fired” But Here’s One Way to Survive: Altucher | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
If you search the phrase “stagnant incomes” on the Internet you’ll find a slew of stories about how wages, median pay and income are languishing, and haven’t kept up with inflation for all but the highest paid.
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76% of Americans are living pay check to pay check!?

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4 Job Search Nightmares That Could Happen to You

4 Job Search Nightmares That Could Happen to You | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
Job seekers often prepare for tough situations like no call-backs or hostile interviewers. But it can get even worse than that - like having your current employer find out that you're going on interviews ...
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Does High Debt Cause Slow Growth?

Does High Debt Cause Slow Growth? | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
Or does slow growth cause high debt?
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Should we keep spending to get ourselves out of trouble or do we cut back and start paying off debt?

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The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself

The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
It’s a tough time to be a hard-core gamer. Veterans of the gaming industry are declaring that we are in the midst of the death of “console gaming” itself—i.e. the end of those set-top boxes made by Sony, ...
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Student loan mess: What's at stake?

Student loan mess: What's at stake? | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
Obama hit the bully pulpit to talk about student loan interest rates on Friday, which are scheduled to double for those taking out subsidized student loans.
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What the CBO Report Really Says About Immigration Reform

What the CBO Report Really Says About Immigration Reform | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
The Congressional Budget Office says low-skill workers will be in for a decade of pain following immigration reform.
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House GOP seeks to abolish IRS, replace income tax with consumption tax - The Hill's Floor Action

House GOP seeks to abolish IRS, replace income tax with consumption tax - The Hill's Floor Action | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
Fifty-four House Republicans on Thursday re-introduced legislation that would terminate the Internal Revenue Service, and replace the system of income taxes on people and corporations with a consumption tax.
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Do you think this is a good idea?

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kstateseconomics's comment, June 18, 2013 1:00 PM
I think the idea of a consumption tax over income tax is interesting? It definitely makes more academic sense to tax money when it is used rather than when it is earned, but it could also discourage consumers from spending money in the market.
jmoellereco202's comment, June 19, 2013 1:21 PM
I think it is definitely worth looking into further. This would be an incentive to save more for sure.
Julianna Crider's comment, June 25, 2013 8:30 PM
I think this would be fabulous!
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Nutrition economics – characterising the economic and health impact of nutrition

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Sector Wrap: Tariffs hit solar power stocks

Sector Wrap: Tariffs hit solar power stocks | baradaran eco202 | Scoop.it
Shares of solar power companies fell Wednesday after the European Union said it plans to slap tariffs on solar products made in China. On Tuesday the EU said it will impose duties averaging 47 percent ...
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I came across this article when I was reading about tariffs in Chapter 9. Thought this was an interesting read.

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