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Why You Should Care about Falling Oil Prices

By Mason Miller Published February 28, 2016

Even if you don't typically follow macroeconomic trends or commodity pricing, you've been hearing for months now that oil prices are plunging to historic lows. Exactly why prices are falling is complicated and not fully understood. If you've been paying attention, you may be able to point to Saudi Arabia and U.S. shale production as reasons for the decline - but that's a topic for another article. More interesting and important are the oil glut's implications for the world economy. They are many, and together they pose a huge threat to an already unstable world.


Reality Check on Candidates' Tax Plans

By Mason Miller Published November 10, 2015

Our Presidential candidates have started to release their ideas about tax reform. But how securely are they anchored in reality?