Smoothing the Path: Balancing Debt, Income, and Saving for the Future

November 2014

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The life cycle model shows that saving for the future requires people to limit consumption during their working years and save so they will have a “nest egg” to draw on during retirement. Recent changes in how people save for retirement have shifted some responsibility from firms to individuals.

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Prior to the Feb. 2012 issue, the newsletter was published under the title Liber8 Economic Information Newsletter.

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How are economics and the environment related? The quick answer is that environmental quality is a worthy goal, but there is an economic trade-off -- a clean environment does not come without costs. The September 2014 Page One Economics article, "Economics and the Environment", provides some economic strategies for protecting the environment.

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Prior to the Feb. 2012 issue, the newsletter was published under the title Liber8 Economic Information Newsletter.

The Economics of Immigration: A Story of Substitutes and Complements

May 2014

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America is a nation of immigrants, who currently make up about 13 percent of the overall population. The May 2014 issue of the Page One Economics Newsletter shows how immigration affects the average American. The essay weighs the costs and benefits of immigration and discusses the concept of immigrant workers as substitutes for and complements to native-born workers.

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Prior to the Feb. 2012 issue, the newsletter was published under the title Liber8 Economic Information Newsletter.

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office tackles that question in a new report and highlights the trade-off presented by increasing the minimum wage. This issue of the newsletter explains the debate and discusses whether other approaches may be more effective in helping alleviate poverty.

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Prior to the Feb. 2012 issue, the newsletter was published under the title Liber8 Economic Information Newsletter.

The Rising Cost of College: Tuition, Financial Aid, and Price Discrimination

January 2014

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The cost of a college education seems to be skyrocketing—but is it really? Learn about the concept of price discrimination and how it affects college costs.


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Prior to the Feb. 2012 issue, the newsletter was published under the title Liber8 Economic Information Newsletter.

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