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Economics -- United States

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View Resource Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center

While the mention of Los Angeles to some may conjure up images of the wealth and glamour of such locales as Westwood and other prestigious communities, there is also a great deal of poverty within the broader urban and exurban region. Located at the Weingart Center (the largest homeless service organization in Los Angeles), the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty is a research and...

http://www.investinla.org/
View Resource Federal Trade Commission

The work of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been going on since 1914, and this site offers access to information about the agency's regulatory activities and public outreach programs, such as the National Do Not Call Registry program. From the homepage, visitors can file a complaint with the FTC, learn about the world of antitrust regulation, and read transcripts of their most recent...

https://www.ftc.gov/
View Resource Visualizing Economics

Taking a page from Adam Smith, the motto of this delightful site is "Making the 'Invisible Hand' Visible." Under the guidance of Catherine Mulbrandon, the site brings together economic data and the powerful techniques of information visualization. She does this quite effectively through such thematic maps as "Where do Britain's rich and poor live?" and the "United States Household Income Map"....

http://visualizingeconomics.com/
View Resource Taking Back Our Fiscal Future

The long-term fiscal outlook of the United States is the subject of this probing and insightful paper released by The Brookings Institution and the Heritage Foundation in April 2008. Authored by a group of scholars and experts who span the ideological spectrum, they all share "a deep concern about the nation's long-term fiscal outlook." They seem to agree on a number of things, including that...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/taking-back-our-fiscal-fu...
View Resource The Urban Institute: Five Questions

In the mid-1960s, President Johnson saw the need for independent nonpartisan analysis of the problems facing America's cities and their residents. The President created a blue-ribbon commission of civic leaders who recommended chartering a center to do that work and in 1968, the Urban Institute became that center. Today the Urban Institute analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and informs...

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/five-questions-pe...
View Resource Economic Indicators

Both scholars and those with a penchant for statistics will want to bookmark this fine website created and maintained by the federal government. The site provides monthly compilations of economic indicators covering prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money, and Federal finance. Visitors can use the search engine to type in their desired terms, or they can...

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectio...
View Resource In difficult economic times, libraries become even more popular with the general public

The Santa Barbara Independent Libraries Busy in Faltering Economy http://www.independent.com/news/2009/jan/08/libraries-busy-faltering-economy/ The Public Library Renaissance http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/the-public-library-renaissance/ Judge orders libraries to stay open http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20090106_Judge_orders_libraries_to_stay_open.html Andrew...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0109
View Resource The Business

Apparently there is still no business like show business, and KCRW Radio in Santa Monica isn't afraid to take on this sprawling sector of American economic and cultural life. The program is hosted by Kim Masters, a former entertainment-industry correspondent for National Public Radio. She's the author of several books on the business, and once a week she hosts this engaging program. Visitors to...

https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-business
View Resource Pew Research Center: Labor Unions Seen as Good for Workers, Not U.S. Competitiveness

The Pew Research Center for the People & The Press group released this 18-page report on February 17, 2011. The material for the report on the public's perception of unions was gathered during between February 2-7, and in the poll (which surveyed 1385 adults), it was discovered that there was little or no difference regarding opinions about private and public sector unions. Interestingly, the...

http://www.people-press.org/2011/02/17/labor-unions-seen-as-...
View Resource Fostering Growth Through Innovation: Brookings Institution

On January 13th, 2012, the Brookings Institution convened a panel of experts to discuss economic growth and innovation in the United States. Their number included John Surma of United States Steel, Thomas Connelly of DuPont, and John Bryson, the Secretary of the Department of Commerce. These discussions were videotaped and archived, and this website allows interested parties to view their remarks...

https://www.brookings.edu/events/fostering-growth-through-in...
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