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"More than 360,000 words in length, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is the longest and most complex piece of financial legislation in American history."

For the foreseeable future, the economy is projected to grow at a rate below 4 percent while growth in the public debt will hover around 7 percent. Clearly, this trend is not sustainable. http://mercatus.org/publication/debt-grows-faster-rate-economy-foreseeable-future

Former Federal Reserve economist and former Freddie Mac senior economist, Arnold Kling, gets to the bottom of the 2008 financial crisis. Kling presents a short but thorough history of financial markets and regulations as they pertain to the crisis, looking for ways it could have been prevented and how we can stop it from ever happening again. Available on the Kindle for only $0.99.

History, As Recorded on Twitter, Is Vanishing From The Web, Say Computer Scientists

LSE Review of Books – Reading List: how social media is winning elections and changing our brains

This essay series looks at an American housing finance market devastated by the popping of a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-driven bubble and explores opportunities for reform. Each proposal considers how to maintain a safe and robust system to channel capital to able borrowers, increase the role of private capital in financing mortgages, and protect taxpayers from future losses associated with privately managed, profit-seeking government-sponsored enterprises. Available on Kindle for only…

"The latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics cast doubt on whether American businesses, investors, and job seekers will have enough momentum to work through the uncertainties of slow economic growth in the United States and abroad."

Poverty is the natural state of things, What good economists try to figure out is how some people (including most Americans) manage to escape it.