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5 Facts about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The celebrated novelist and dissident is considered by many to be a key figure in the demise of communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Continue Reading...

How taxing work affects employment

Note: This is post #104 in a weekly video series on basic economics. An important factor influencing an individual’s decision whether to keep working as they get older is their government’s tax and retirement policies. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about international human rights

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. In honor of the observance, here are five facts you should know about international human rights: 1. Continue Reading...

What labor force participation is (and why it matters)

Note: This is post #103 in a weekly video series on basic economics. Labor force participation is an important concept connected to employment. The labor force participation rate is defined as the section of working population in the age group of 16-64 in the economy currently employed or seeking employment.  Continue Reading...

FAQ: What is Hanukkah?

  This year Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, runs from the evening of Sunday, December 2, to Monday, December 10. Here is what you need to know. What is the history of Hanukkah? Continue Reading...

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