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Why Money Can Buy Happiness

By Josh Mark Published April 24, 2014

A new study published by the Brookings Institute suggests that money can in fact lead to happiness. This is not due to the increased ability to buy material items, but rather because of increased life expectancy. After all, you can't be happy if you're not alive.


The Economic Impact of Granting Citizenship to Illegal Immigrants

By Josh Mark Published April 5, 2014

One of the most contentious debates in American society today is that regarding the citizenship status of illegal immigrants. Opinions from the left and the right offer opposing views regarding the economic impact of a decision to offer citizenship to the immigrants. Without taking sides, I hope to shed some light on the debate from both sides of the political spectrum.