Public finance
Public finance is the study of the role of the government in the economy. It is the branch of economics which assesses the government revenue and government expenditure of the public authorities and t...
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Bill Gates: the robot that takes your job should pay taxes
The world's richest man is arguing for taxing and slowing automation.
The IRS and Social Security
Can the IRS take money from your Social Security? Maybe — it depends on your other income.
Romania Did This, and Now It’s Among the Fastest Growers in Europe
In 1974, the American economist Arthur Laffer, then a professor at the University of Chicago, was having dinner with his friend Jude Wanniski, an associate editor of the Wall Street Journal.
Panama Papers: Leaks spur global investigations
Authorities across the world are spurred into action after a huge leak of confidential documents revealed how tax havens are used to hide wealth.
The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide Of the Roman Empire
More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman government rescued failing institutions, canceled personal deb...
7 Best Annuities to Guarantee Income for Life
You probably don't lie awake at night worrying that you'll live too long. But maybe you should. The biggest financial risk retirees face isn't volatile investment returns — it's longevity. Will your m...
The rise of the 'new rich': 1 in 5 Americans will reach affluence in their lives
It’s not just the wealthiest 1 percent. Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America’s economy and politics. This little-known group may ...
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11 Things That Are Cheaper in Retirement
These once-regular expenses may cost less — or disappear — once you stop working...
China Economic Growth Seen Slowing Despite Policy Easing
China's economic growth is expected to slow to 6.5 percent in 2016 from an expected 6.8 percent in 2015, even as the central bank eases policy further to ward off a sharper slowdown, a Reuters poll. ...
Young Presidents' Organization – YPO | 10 Questions With… Dan Price, Entrepreneur of 2014
What does it mean to be Entrepreneur of the Year? Meet YPO member Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments.
CEO Slashes $1 Million Salary To Give Lowest-Paid Workers A Raise
Three weeks ago, Dan Price took a $930,000 pay cut. Growing income inequality had been on his mind for months. But as he went for a hike with a friend one afternoon and listened to her describe her st...
This brilliant pyramid outlines the 6 steps to financial success
You may have heard of the hierarchy of needs ... but what about the hierarchy of FIRE? It's the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraha...
Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in ...
Recreational pot delivers $53 million in tax revenue to Colorado
Recreational pot delivers $53 million in tax revenue to Colorado
Government spending
Government spending or expenditure includes all government consumption, investment, and transfer payments. In national income accounting the acquisition by governments, of goods and services for curr...
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Government operations
This article aims to describe the extent of operations and processes of governments around the world at all levels.
The scale to which government should exist and operate in the world is a matter ...
Income distribution
In economics, income distribution is how a nation’s total GDP is distributed amongst its population.Income and its distribution have always been a central concern of economic theory and economic polic...
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Redistribution (economics)
Redistribution of income and redistribution of wealth are respectively the transfer of income and of wealth (including physical property) from some individuals to others by means of a social mechanism...
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Government revenue
Government revenue is money received by a government. It is an important tool of the fiscal policy of the government and is the opposite factor of government spending. Revenues earned by the governmen...
Tax
A tax (from the Latin taxo; "rate") is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a state or the functional equivalent of a state to fund various publi...
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Government debt
Government debt (also known as public debt, national debt and sovereign debt) is the debt owed by a central government. (In the U.S. and other federal states, "government debt" may also refer to the d...
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Seigniorage
Seigniorage /ˈseɪnjərɪdʒ/, also spelled seignorage or seigneurage (from Old French seigneuriage "right of the lord (seigneur) to mint money"), is the difference between the value of money and the cost...
State-owned enterprise
A government-owned corporation, state-owned company, state-owned enterprise, state-owned entity, state enterprise, publicly owned corporation, government business enterprise, commercial government age...
Build–operate–transfer
Build–operate–transfer (BOT) or build–own–operate–transfer (BOOT) is a form of project financing, wherein a private entity receives a concession from the private or public sector to finance, design, c...
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Demographic economics
Demographic economics or population economics is the application of economic analysis to demography, the study of human populations, including size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics...
Fiscal policy
In economics and political science, fiscal policy is the use of government revenue collection (mainly taxes) and expenditure (spending) to influence the economy. According to Keynesian economics, when...