Jobs and the Economy

There are several complex questions at the heart of economic discussions, all of which are very personal for many people. Often an individual’s stance on any economic question comes down to which economic system they believe works the best overall or will benefit them the most. But that more fundamental question is often overlooked and replaced with more narrow questions such as these: Should the wealthy pay more in taxes than the middle class? Should the government cut spending rates to decrease the national debt? Should we raise the minimum wage?

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Background on Topic

It can be practically impossible to have a good conversation when we don’t share the same facts or only know one side of the argument. Here are some resources to help you gain a broader perspective and deeper understanding.

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