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5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

Today is the U.S. federal holiday known as Washington’s Birthday (not “Presidents Day—see item #1). In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the day set aside for our America’s premier founding father. Continue Reading...

An introduction to business fluctuations

Note: This is post #109 in a weekly video series on basic economics. Rather than moving at a steady pace, economic growth ebbs and flows and has booms and busts. Economists refer to these ups and downs around a country’s long-term GDP growth trend as “business fluctuations.” In this video by Marginal Revolution University, Alex Tabarrok discusses one of the most significant forms of fluctuations: recessions. Continue Reading...

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