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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
Source: Fast Company
Debt collectors make money based on their ability to bother people who don’t want to be bothered, but how can you bother people if you can’t reach them?
May 21, 2019 Ford will cut 7,000 white-collar jobsSource: CNN
Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year.
May 21, 2019 China's technology tactics irk its trading partnersSource: Star Tribune
They say Beijing's tactics violate its market-opening commitments under the World Trade Organization. American prosecutors go further. They say the Communist Party is the ringleader of a global industrial spying operation....
Research & Insights
Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to scientists and researchers who produced a sweeping U.N. report on how humanity's...
Source: CNN Business
Surveys suggest that a growing number of people are losing faith in capitalism and the free market system, convinced they are being — or will be — cast off as detritus in the wake of globalization and advancing technology.
Is earning $200,000 in Alabama the same as earning $200,000 in California? We all know the cost of living is different in each state, and even from one city to another. But one major factor affecting income is taxes.
Commentary & Opinion
May 20, 2019 Reason to hope for an end to the robocall plagueSource: NY Post
Everyone hates them — those annoying, never-ending, often fraudulent robocalls from scammers and telemarketers. Striking day and night, they can drive you nuts no matter how carefully you screen your calls.
May 9, 2019 Has The Fed Done It? No More Recessions?Source: Seeking Alpha
I mean, the odds that there's a recession anymore in any Western country of the world is almost next to impossible now, save a complete financial externality that we can't forecast."
May 8, 2019 What the history of health care reform in America suggests about the future of ObamacareSource: NBC - Vin Gupta and Sen. Tom Daschle
It is both the tragedy and irony of contemporary American politics that former President Barack Obama is impugned as a radical leftist for reprising, in more moderate tones, the legislative health care legacy of a fiscal...
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