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The Broken Promises of the Freedman's Savings Bank: 1865-1874

The Freedman's Savings Bank lasted from 1865 to 1874.

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More on the Origins of "Pushing on a String"

Tie a string to an object. When you pull on a string, the object on the other end comes toward you.

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Interview with John Roemer on Inequality of Opportunity

The editors of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Akshath Jitendranath and Marina Uzunova, have prepared "What Egalitarianism Requires: An Interview with John Roemer" (Winter 2020, 13: 2, pp. 127–176).

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Being Able To Pivot Helped Manufacturing Survive. What Will It Take To Thrive?

In the United States, manufacturing is a huge sector. Its importance to our national and global economy is evident in how many white- and blue-collar jobs are integral in each process.

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Understanding the Long-Term Problem of Low Interest Rates

Interest rates have been declining for several decades, both in the US economy and around the world.

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Commodities Signal Stagflation Risk

The Bloomberg Commodity Index has bounced more than 2% in the first week of January.

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Some Economics of the Middle Class

There are two things that "everyone knows" about the US middle class: it's shrinking in size and the government isn't helping.