The Battle Continues in Wisconsin

DAVID DOUGHERTY: Ongoing tensions in Wisconsin over Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill have culminated in renewed protests in the state capital of Madison this month. The state supreme court released a ruling on Tuesday, June 14, in favor of the controversial bill, essentially eliminating collective bargaining rights for most public workers, amid a number […]

The collapse of Venezuela, explained

Venezuela was once the richest country in Latin America. It has the largest known oil reserves in the world. And its democratic government was once praised world wide. But today, Venezuela’s democratic institutions and its economy are in shambles. The country has the highest inflation in the world, making food and medicine inaccessible to most […]

How Does the Fed Stay Independent?

From time to time we get questions about whetherpartisan politics will interfere with the Federal Reserve’s independence. Investors are concerned that political pressurewould lead the Fed to keep interest rates too low for too long and stoke inflation,and that of course would be bad for the bond market. I’m Kathy Jones and this is Bond […]

Fiscal and Monetary Policy Overview

overview since the two major realms of economic policy that effect a macro economy we're talking about fiscal policy which will define and talk about how its conducted and how it impacts the economy and monetary policy who designs and conducts monetary policy broad overview of how and how it impacts the economy if you're […]

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