Category Archives: Economy

Three Important Moments in America’s Economic History (in Pictures)

The previous post looked at the economic history of the United States over the past two centuries. In that post, what stood out most was the fact that the economy of the United States has always been one of the … Continue reading

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A History of the United States Economy (in Pictures)

Let’s take a look at the history of the United States economy. How did the American economy become as big and influential as it is today? We begin two hundred years ago, in 1800. Continue reading

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Tourism in the United States

A lot of people visit America. According to the latest estimates, about sixty million people came in 2011. Continue reading

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Things the United States Makes

Why, then, do so many Americans think that nothing is made in America anymore? Well, the answer is that America tends not to make that many consumer goods that people buy every day. Rather, it makes things like cars, commercial airplanes, heavy construction equipment, and tanks. But if you ever decide to buy some heavy industrial equipment for your house, it’s probably going to be American. Continue reading

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A Potent Illustration of the Problem With Our Country

Enron was one of the biggest scandals to ever hit the business world. The failure of Lehman Brothers directly caused the financial crisis from which the United States is still feeling the effects. One would think that the directors of these failed firms – the worst failures in this decade – would have been punished by the market for their poor oversight. Continue reading

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