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The Unwinding by George Packer

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Packer tells the stories of many people trying to navigate the “unwinding” of the robust and regulated post-WWII American political economy as it has become more individualistic, partisan, globalized, and competitive since the 1970s. 321 more words

Book Reviews

When I Realized That Donald Trump Would In Fact Become President I Summed It Up In One Word In My Mind: "Relief"

It was such a worrisome presidential election for me as I am sure as it was to millions of others. So much hanged in the balance for the survival of the United States of America, our great country. 633 more words

The economic theory behind why Americans spend more money on Halloween during presidential election years

Halloween ignites the American economy—and this is never more true than in an election year. During the election cycle, people adjust their consumption habits based on their expectations of the future. 889 more words

Factors that Affect the US Dollar

  • Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meetings and Fed Actions:
    – FOMC Meetings take place 8 times a year (6 weeks apart)
    – Purpose= stimulate or tighten the U>S economy by raising or lowering Short-Term Fed funds interest rates.
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Swing State Ohio But Were Afraid to Ask

The Buckeye state has been considered a bellwether since at least 1840, when newsman first uttered “As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Union” about that year’s presidential contest. 353 more words