Economics in Plain English

Simple answers to complex questions in business and finance

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    The math of savings isn’t hard. But, for Americans, the act itself seems quite impossible.

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    On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, which aimed to reduce poverty among the elderly. Eight decades later, it is the one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in U.S. history.

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    if you think you’re smarter than the stock market, you’re probably either cheating or wrong.