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Stop the SNAP Judgements

Stop the SNAP Judgements

September 23, 2013

A 10,000% Tax to Help Stop Violence?

Alison Shanahan

January 25, 2013

In wake of the recent mass shootings, the phrase “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” has been tossed around like political confetti by guns rights activists. Proponents of this kind of thinking have tweaked the...

The Monetary Costs of Gun Violence

Alison Shanahan

January 17, 2013

Remember the old Mastercard commercials? You had something for $X and something for $Y (ideally, these were paid for by your hypothetical Mastercard), and the combination of these culminated in a priceless moment/experience. Child’s...

Fiscal Cliff Diving

Alison Shanahan

November 28, 2012

Anyone who has tuned into the news recently has noticed the fiscal cliff. From the way politicians and pundits describe it, the United States is hurtling towards the edge. Like the chicken scene from Rebel Without a Cause, we are l...

Giving Thanks for the U.S. Dollar

Alison Shanahan

November 21, 2012

With the election excitement over and our country hurtling towards a fiscal cliff, it doesn’t seem like there is much to give thanks for in the current U.S. economy. Hurricane Sandy devastated areas of the East Coast, forcing...

“With All Due Respect, That’s a Bunch of Malarkey”

Alison Shanahan

October 22, 2012

First off: no one is going to fire Big Bird [1]. Furthermore, Obama has not doubled the deficit (it's down from what he inherited) [2], 47% of Americans don't pay income taxes [3], no one on the ballot has ran a sub 3 hour maratho...

We the People Need an Economic Glossary

Alison Shanahan

October 8, 2012

Arianna Huffington is a smart woman. Say what you will about the Huffington Post: it's still popular, still profitable, and still provides news. With this in mind, imagine my surprise when she spat this out on her 10/7 Sunday...

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