MacIver Marketplace, 2-12-2016

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Attending college, its costs, long-term benefits, and some often overlooked but important statistics are the subject of this article.

Advocates for raising the minimum wage often claim it will reduce income equality. Christos Makridis offers a refreshingly big-picture analysis of the issue and why the government’s tweaking of minimum wage is ineffectively addressing one factor in a complex network of variables.

The Export-Import Bank may have had its charter renewed against the wishes of anti-crony capitalism conservatives, but a move by the chairman on the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs means the Bank can’t approve loans higher than $10 million for the near future. That means approximately 75 percent of deals can’t be approved, which effectively removes the Bank’s subsidies to big corporations.